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Friend of the Gallery, Vuyiswa Maseko, is back, continuing with his Kinect series. Today's project provides another sample of using the Kinect to mouse around...

How to click a button and use a hand as Cursor in Kinect

This is my first article for the year 2013, am still excited about Microsoft Kinect for windows sdk. In this article i will answer some of the questions asked to me after I published the previous article. This article will focus on the Cursor and selected and Clicking the Buttons in a Kinect application.

In this article I wanted to show you on how to use your hand a cursor to move to certain buttons and click those buttons and respond to events on those button.   Article based on   My daughter is 2 years old and while I was playing around with Kinect I realized that I can create an application that can educate her on a lot of things. The idea started by having images of fruits and when a button is selected or clicked, I will play an audio or mp3 saying the name of the fruit. I was not going to record myself, so I goggled and found a nice site that did text to speech  I converted all my text to mp3’s and the voices are clear.  Now the game will have various buttons representing a fruit and also there is a hand that will be used as a cursor when the First skeleton is detected or the first person is detected on our game.   Final Output of our Application  

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