Map your gestures and have it ready for other people to use and make reference of. The Kinect Spaces is a gesture recognition and mapping software that gives programmers a reliable tool in creating and saving gestures via Kinect for their software use. This video by Matthias Wölfel shows us the nitty-gritty details of the program as well as how the Kinect Space can prove to be valuable to all Kinect hackers out there. In the video, the program shows users the various gestures they have programmed via the Kinect Spaces. The program then shows how the current gesture of the user is close to the one programmed, allowing developers to fine tune the gesture-based controls of their own creations. This is indeed a great addition in further enhancing the Kinect controls!

Here is a description by the developers:

“Kinetic Space provides a tool which allows everybody to record and recognize customized gestures using the Kinect sensor. Two highlight of the software are that the recorded and recognized gestures are: + person independent: the system can be trained by one person and used by others + speed independent: the system is able to recognize the gesture also if it is performed faster or slower compared to the training

The software has already been used by media artists, dancers and alike to control third party software such as Max/MSP, Pure Data, VVVV, Resolume, etc. via the OSC protocol. The software is written in Processing and based on SimpleOpenNI, OpenNI and NITE.”

For more information about the Kinect Spaces, visit the project’s website.

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