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Teaching Kinect for Windows to read your hands


According to Microsoft Research, one promising direction in the evolution of Kinect for Windows is enabling hand-gesture recognition. A machine-learning project uses a large, varied set of images of people’s hands to train Kinect to determine if a hand is open or closed. This enables the development of a handgrip detector, which could launch another step forward in natural user interfaces. Cem Keskin, a researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge, demonstrates.