The guys who gave us TipTep mouse have returned to create an update to their amazing software. This time, they’ve created an update that will allow the Kinect’s sensors to recognize the skeletons in the human hand real time. Here are more details from the developers:
“In the last few years very few sensors and frameworks were launched, none of which recognized the skeleton of human hand and fingers. After the creation of TipTep Mouse, our team decided to create software which would allow us to recognize the skeleton of the hand (with the hand not being further than 3m away from sensor). Below is the video of the results of our efforts to achieve this goal. We are now able to recognize the skeleton of the human hand in a real time.The skeleton of the hand can also be recognized even when it’s in close proximity to the body. On this basis we are planning on creating a system which will allow us recognize static and dynamic hand gestures, similar to those used in sign languages.”
For more details, be sure to check out the project website using the link below.