Synopses & Reviews
Create rich experiences for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 Developer Preview with this pragmatic guide to the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK). The author, a developer evangelist for Microsoft, walks you through Kinect sensor technology and the SDK—providing hands-on insights for how to add gesture and posture recognition to your apps. If you’re skilled in C# and Windows Presentation Foundation, you’ll learn how to integrate Kinect in your applications and begin writing Uis and controls that can handle Kinect interaction.
- This book introduces the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit to developers looking to enrich applications they build for Windows 7 and later with human motion tracking
- Teaches developers with core C# and WPF skills how to program gesture and posture recognition in Kinect
- Describes how to integrate 3D representation on top of a real scene
- Provides expert insights and code samples to get you up and running
About the Author
David Catuhe is a Microsoft Developer Evangelist who focuses on UI, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, DirectX, XNA, and Kinect. Based in France, David also writes a technical blog on MSDN.
Table of Contents
- Kinect at a glance
- Chapter 1: A bit of background
- Chapter 2: Who's there?
- Integrate Kinect in your application
- Chapter 3: Displaying Kinect data
- Chapter 4: Recording and playing a Kinect session
- Postures and gestures
- Chapter 5: Capturing the context
- Chapter 6: Algorithmic gestures and postures
- Chapter 7: Templated gestures and postures
- Chapter 8: Using gestures and postures in an application
- Creating a user interface for Kinect
- Chapter 9: You are the mouse!
- Chapter 10: Controls for Kinect
- Chapter 11: Creating augmented reality with Kinect
- About the Author