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using Kinect Sensor and OpenNI to teach Human computer Interaction and Natural User Interfaces

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Author(s): Santosh Iyer

Journal: International Journal of Computer Applications
ISSN 0975-8887

Volume: icwet;
Issue: 11;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: HCI | Kinect | Natural User Interface | Education

ABSTRACT
The launch of the Microsoft Kinect for Xbox (a real-time 3D imaging device) and supporting libraries has spurred a flurry of development of, among other things, natural user interfaces for computer applications. Using Kinect offers opportunities for novel approaches to classroom instruction on natural user interaction. With the launch of this sensor came the establishment of development platforms that are able to collect and process the data that this sensor provides, one of which is OpenNI. This paper evaluates the current state of this technology, and present examples of how Kinect-enabled user interfaces can provide tremendous opportunities for students. The advantages of using this as a tool in the classroom are discussed.
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