"Kinected Browser: Depth Camera Interaction for the Web" (Say hello to NUIScript.js)

Description

Kinect for the web, from Microsoft Research, now that's something fun to play with...

Kinected Browser: Depth Camera Interaction for the Web

Interest in and development of gesture interfaces has recently exploded, fueled in part by the release of Microsoft Corporation's Kinect, a low-cost, consumer-packaged depth camera with integrated skeleton tracking. Depth-camera-based gestures can facilitate interaction with the Web on keyboard-and-mouse-free and/or multi-user technologies, such as large display walls or TV sets. We present a toolkit for bringing such gesture affordances into modern Web browsers using existing Web programming methods. Our framework is designed to enable Web programmers to incrementally add this capability with minimum effort by leveraging Web standard DOM structures and event models. We describe our framework's design and architecture, and illustrate its usability and versatility.

Kinected Browser provides an easy way for researchers and developers to harness the Kinect API through Internet Explorer. Skeleton tracking and depth data are translated into DOM events and JavaScript structures for ease of programming.

Project Information URL: https://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=172689 & https://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kinectedbrowser/

Project Download URL: https://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kinectedbrowser/

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Kinected Browser Release Notes

Download the latest release notes here:

Release notes version 1.0.0.6 rev B - PDF or XPS format

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