Year: 2012 | Team Size: 4 | Technologies: C++, Visual Studio, Intel Perceptual Computing SDK, Chromium, gesture recognition, depth sensing
The application has the following components:
- Once the application calibrates a hand, the index finger acts as a mouse pointer. Clicks are simulated by a touch gesture – although there’s no screen and the user just touches the air.
- An on screen keyboard which responds to the finger-mouse.
- An inbuilt web browser which is built on the Awesomium SDK and has the most used bookmarks for easy access. Changing tabs is literally swipe of a hand, closing a tab is waving a hand, and adding new tab is lifting your hand up.
- A media player which uses trivial hand gestures for music playback.
- A sample paint application which demonstrates the capabilities of the application
- Trivial voice commands for carrying out tasks like opening and closing applications.
- Integration to native OS for computer operation outside of the program.
This project was one of the finalist projects in the challenge and received a spot in the honorable mentions section for the finals.