Control a PC with the Kinect. DIPAX GhostHand® is a software for touch-free control of a computer using gestures. Hand motions are converted as mouse pointer motions and certain gestures such as grasping as specific mouse clicks.
A Microsoft Kinect Xbox One 3D-Sensor (not included) is required to detect the user. DIPAX GhostHand® makes it possible to use this affordable and technologically advanced sensor with a PC. The sensor can easily be connected to a USB port.
Every Windows program (eg PowerPoint or other), which can be operated with key combinations and/or with the mouse can be alterntiv controlled with DIPAX GhostHand®.
Depending on the situation, the sensor should be positioned above, below, or in front of the monitor (or projection screen).
A free Version of DIPAX GhostHand® is available.
How it works:
The 3D sensor – which consists of an infrared light unit and a special grayscale camera – transmits all necessary data every 30 seconds to calculate depth data of all objects within the sensor’s field-of-view. Based on this data, using special image processing algorithms a 3D model of the person standing in front of the sensor can be calculated in real time.
This task is handled by the DIPAX GhostHand software package. DIPAX GhostHand® extracts the user’s hands from the 3D model and turns hand gestures (hand motions, grasping, waving) into corresponding computer control commands (moving the mouse pointer, mouse clicks or keyboard shortcuts).
Example Control iTunes with swipe-gestures and transparent Skeleton display