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Programming with the Kinect™ for Windows® Software Development Kit by David Catuhe

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Introduction

I am always impressed when science fiction and reality meet. With Kinect for Windows, this is definitely the case, and it is exciting to be able to control the computer with only our hands, without touching any devices, just like in the movie “Minority Report.”

I fell in love with Kinect for Windows the first time I tried it. Being able to control my computer with gestures and easily create augmented reality applications was like a dream come true for me. The ability to create an interface that utilizes the movements of the user fascinated me, and that is why I decided to create a toolbox for Kinect for Windows to simplify the detection of gestures and postures.

This book is the story of that toolbox. Each chapter allows you to add ...

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