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Kinect Hacks: Creative Coding Techniques for Motion and Pattern Detection

Kinect Hacks: Creative Coding Techniques for Motion and Pattern Detection (Paperback)

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Much more than a game controller, Microsoft's Kinect is a bundle of high quality sensors for capturing data on depth, motion, and form. It was only a matter of time before spirited hackers got involved, and this hands-on guide - written by an editor of - highlights the best projects to come out of OpenKinect, the largest and most active Kinect hacking community. Each hack details a Kinect application and explains in detail how to reproduce the project. Most of the projects in this book use the openFrameworks toolkit or the Processing IDE, as well as the OpenKinect driver library. If you're an artist or hobbyist, Kinect Hacks will give you a running head-start on this high quality platform for interactive multimedia. Sections include: * Programming * Gaming * Music * Education * Robotics * 3D Object and Scene Reconstruction * Performance/Visual Arts * Motion Capture * Accessibility * Augmented/Virtual Reality

Computing & ITComputer programming / software developmentGames development & programmingComputing & ITComputer scienceArtificial intelligenceComputer visionComputing & ITComputer scienceArtificial intelligencePattern recognitionComputing & ITComputer scienceImage processing Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA Publication Date: 20/11/2012 ISBN-13: 9781449315207  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jared St. Jean lives in Toronto, Ontario and is the Application Services Manager at (, one of the leaders in delivering open source websites and web-enabled applications to social enterprises. Jared is the founder, writer and web administrator for, a community driven site aimed at promoting and assisting all areas of programming and development for the Microsoft Kinect sensor. He is also a video game enthusiast who has been covering all aspects of the gaming industry for the Dashhacks Network.

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