Kinect click and mousing around...
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 http://ctrlq.org/listen/ 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