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Kinect Hand Detection

Kinect Hand Detection

This is a graphical interface inspired by the movie “Minority Report”. It uses the Kinect sensor from Microsoft, and the recently released libfreenect driver for interfacing with the Kinect in linux. The graphical interface and the hand detection software were written at MIT to interface with the open source robotics package ‘ROS’, developed by Willow Garage ( The hand detection software showcases the abilities of the Point Cloud Library (PCL), a part of ROS that MIT has been helping to optimize. The hand detection software is able to distinguish hands and fingers in a cloud of more than 60000 points at 30 frames per second, allowing natural, real time interaction. Code available at: Work done by CSAIL’s LIS Group ( and Robot Locomotion Group (

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    waittt!? kinect does not support fingers

  6. MsBianca0912

    Hi, we are doing our school project on kinect which is similar with what you show in your video, could you please send us your code working on windows paltform for reference to lead us doing some of our project. thank? you! I would appreciate your help!

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