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GesturePak (Beta) for the Kinect - A "no code" gesture recording and matching library

Do I really need to introduce the author of this project, Carl Franklin, of .Net Rocks fame? You know he likes playing with cool things and now he's turned his attention to the Kinect...


GesturePak is a speech-driven gesture recording WPF app and a matcher class for .NET developers that uses the Kinect For Windows device and SDK.

  • Use speech commands to tell the GesturePak Recorder to take snapshots of each position in your gesture.
  • Toggle X, Y, Z axis tracking as well as tracking for each joint.
  • Test and tweak the margin of error and timing restrictions until you get it just right.
  • Your gestures are saved as XML files.
  • Use the GestureMatcher class to load your gestures. Tell it to start watching.
  • GestureMatcher fires an event in your code as each gesture is recognized. No programming.

Project Information URL: http://gesturepak.com/

Project Download URL: http://gesturepak.com/

Video: Carl Franklin on GesturePak for Kinect







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  • JasonJason

    I heard the next version of the SDK will have some of this functionality built in, is that true?

  • Greg Duncangduncan411 It's amazing what a professional photographer can do...

    @Jason:Yes. [Special Edition] Kinect for Windows SDK v1.5 coming by the end May 2012. More languages, more points and "user engagement" recording/playback

    "...Among the most exciting new capabilities is Kinect Studio, an application that will allow developers to record, playback and debug clips of users engaging with their applications...."

  • Carl FranklinCarl Franklin

    From http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/kinectsdk/thread/321d37da-5d7d-4c2a-8f83-6ddcea33748b:

    "We have not announced full gesture recognition for 1.5. Yes Kinect Studio can help recording but it is not a gesture recognition system."

  • Quinn Hawkins (MSFT Garage)qhawk Garage Coordinator

    Update: Today the download has been removed.  Not sure why or when it will be back.

  • JasonCJasonC

    Please report the gesturePak! Where can I get a copy of it to test?

  • Greg Duncangduncan411 It's amazing what a professional photographer can do...

    I've pinged Carl to let him know the download link is gone... I'll update this post if I get more details or updates...

  • Greg Duncangduncan411 It's amazing what a professional photographer can do...

    Here's the deal guys and it's good news... The beta for the GesturePak is over and it's going live tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17th!

    Tomorrow you'll be able to get a free trial version, see an updated video, check out an interactive demo and purchase licenses (single and site).

  • Carl FranklinCarl Franklin

    GesturePak is now available!

    There's a free interactive demo version that walks you through the process of recording and testing gestures using the aid of video and audio. It lets you do everything but save.

    GesturePak is $99 for a single dev license and $799 for a site license. The license allows you to redistribute the dll with your apps with no royalties or other charges.

    There is a really cool demo in the product that lets you zoom a photo using your hands!

    I'm having so much fun developing GesturePak. I hope you guys like it!


  • WayneWayne


    $799 a little to steep in my view.

  • Wayne,

    You can get Individual Copy, that will be only $99.

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