Chapter     12

JavaFX and Gestures

User interfaces are becoming increasingly less mouse-centric, in favor of multi-touch and even touchless input. Gestures are one of the ways humans can communicate with machines naturally, as the latter begin to understand human body language, thanks to complex mathematical algorithms for gesture recognition.

In this chapter you will learn about two new approaches to gesture recognition: In the first part of the chapter you will learn about developing multi-touch JavaFX applications using a touch-enabled device such as the Windows 8 Surface, while in the second part of this chapter you will discover an awesome gadget, the Leap Motion device, that will allow a touchless approach to develop enhanced JavaFX applications. ...

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