As expected, Microsoft is already exploring the ways to navigate Windows using Kinect gestures. Even though Kinect had a official Windows SDK for a longtime, Microsoft never showed off a way to navigate Windows using air gestures. Today, The Verge revealed that Microsoft Research is already exploring the potential use of it. In this project, you will be mounting a Kinect camera above a desk and it detects a number of gestures above and around a keyboard and mouse.
Microsoft Researcher Abigail Sellen says the following,
“What we don’t want here is Tom Cruise in minority report,”
“What gestures are good at are being very casual, expressive. What they’re not good at is being precise. Touch is good at that, mouse pointer is good at that. We don’t need to do that with gestures.”
“We’re not doing anything precise, and nothing that requires you to hold your hands up for a long time,”
Read more about it from the link below.
Source: The Verge