Gesture Based Computer Controlling Using Kinect Camera



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The main goal of the bachelor’s thesis was to develop an application that allows users to interact with a computer without using any intermediate devices that require physical contact. The resulting interface makes it possible to use the functionalities of a Windows desktop relying only on gestures, provided the computer meets the requirements of using a Kinect sensor and is equipped with one. Because the library used to track fingers is still in development, the functionalities are limited at this point. The possibilities for future development in human-computer interaction using vision based hand recognition are endless and the interaction will become more natural and effortless. As the equipment used to recognize hand poses is becoming more affordable and available, the possibility that mechanical devices which need physical contact will become obsolete becomes progressively more of a reality.