Interactive Media

Google introduced Gmail Motion, allowing users to control Gmail using gestures and body movements. That was for April fools day but the Software Library Optimizing Obligatory Waving (SLOOW) and FAAST (Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit) are the solutions which show how this technology can be used with a Microsoft Kinect sensor to control Gmail using the gestures described by Google. This project uses OpenNI coupled with FAAST and was made by Evan Suma and the folks at Mark Bolas’ MxR Lab at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies.

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