Chapter 9. You are the mouse!

Kinect is clearly a new way to communicate with the computer. The world of applications quickly took advantage of the versatility of the mouse when it was introduced in the ancient ages of computer science, and applications now must evolve to take into account a new way of obtaining input data through the Kinect sensor.

Before the mouse was invented, user interfaces were all based on the keyboard. Users had to type directions and data, and they had to use the Tab key to move from one field to another. Screens were based on text boxes and text blocks.

Then the mouse appeared, and user interfaces quickly started to change and adapt to a new way of providing input to the computer. Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) appeared, ...

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