Augmented Reality with Kinect

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  • Install a Kinect device and SDK packages on your computer
  • Initialize Kinect with C++ APIs in your own application
  • Obtain image streaming data from color and depth cameras
  • Acquire skeleton data and face tracking results for use
  • Use hand positions to emulate multi-touch cursors and gestures
  • Develop a Fruit Ninja game with different Kinect functionalities
  • Study with simple and interesting examples using a uniform OpenGL framework
  • Find more open source and commercial resource on the Web

Microsoft Kinect changes the notion of user interface design. It differs from most other user input controllers as it enables users to interact with the program without touching the mouse or a trackpad. It utilizes motion sensing technology and all it needs is a real-time cameras, tracked skeletons, and gestures.

Augmented Reality with Kinect will help you get into the world of Microsoft Kinect programming with the C/C++ language. The book will cover the installation, image streaming, skeleton and face tracking, multi-touch cursors and gesture emulation. Finally, you will end up with a complete Kinect-based game.

Augmented Reality with Kinect will help you get into the world of Kinect programming, with a few interesting recipes and a relatively complete example. The book will introduce the following topics: the installation and initialization of Kinect applications; capturing color and depth images; obtaining skeleton and face tracking data; emulating multi-touch cursors and gestures; and developing a complete game using Kinect features.

The book is divided in such a way so as to ensure that each topic is given the right amount of focus. Beginners will start from the first chapter and build up to developing their own applications.

  • Understand all major Kinect API features including image streaming, skeleton tracking and face tracking
  • Understand the Kinect APIs with the help of small examples
  • Develop a comparatively complete Fruit Ninja game using Kinect and augmented Reality techniques
Page Count 122
Course Length 3 hours 39 minutes
ISBN 9781849694384
Date Of Publication 10 Jul 2013


Rui Wang

Rui Wang is a Software Engineer at Beijing Crystal Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (Crystal CG), in charge of the new media interactive application design and development. He wrote a Chinese book called OpenSceneGraph Design and Implementation in 2009. He also wrote the book OpenSceneGraph 3.0 Beginner's Guide in 2010 and OpenSceneGraph 3.0 Cookbook in 2012, both of which are published by Packt Publishing and co-authored by Xuelei Qian. In his spare time he also writes novels and is a guitar lover.