I want to know more about the Sensor which are used nowadays in the TV and Laptops we can access the functionality by moving our body parts. also used in Game play in Playstations, Laptops to change volume, play music etc...

How can I play with Camera and Digital Image. Can I create my own sensor technology like when I Up my hand automatic change the song from my music player?

Is it possible?

any SDK is available?


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Kinect from Microsoft is a motion, gesture and sound sensing system that uses a proprietary stereoscopic webcam and microphone to sense physical position, movement and voice commands from the user. While it was originally developed for the XBox 360 gaming console system, it is now a popular and supported peripheral for Windows PCs as well.


Kinect has a Windows SDK, that permits high-level code to accept gesture and movement input. Quoting from the Kinech API page:

Kinect for Windows gives computers eyes, ears, and the capacity to use them. With Kinect for Windows, thousands of businesses and developers are creating applications that put people first—allowing their customers to interact naturally with computers by simply gesturing and speaking.

For people familiar with Windows / .net software development, the Kinect SDK is known to be very easy to use. A Kinect device will be required for Kinect development, a generic webcam isn't good enough.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Is there any PHP or Java based SDK available? \$\endgroup\$
    – AshwinP
    Sep 21, 2013 at 3:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ openkinect.org/wiki/Main_Page \$\endgroup\$ Sep 21, 2013 at 3:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ is there any Emulator in which we can test this type of SDK or Functionality? \$\endgroup\$
    – AshwinP
    Sep 26, 2013 at 9:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AshwinP Not that I know of. Also, developing for an unfamiliar device based on theory / emulation alone is the kind of strategy that gives many developers a bad name, because the application craps out when deployed to a real environment. I would strongly say that's ill-advised. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 26, 2013 at 9:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ right @anindo ghosh Suppose I have Laptop in which Inbuilt Camera or I have SONY XPERIA with Camera ( Front / Back Both ). And I am creating application in android or Simple HTML5 will it work using that SDK or is it possible to create this type of application for security purpose like Face-detection? \$\endgroup\$
    – AshwinP
    Sep 26, 2013 at 9:23

Most use a camera and digital image processing to recognize different body parts and its movements.

  • \$\begingroup\$ More explanation on How it will be work? \$\endgroup\$
    – AshwinP
    Sep 16, 2013 at 5:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'd suggest you have a look at the Microsoft Kinect - they've got a SDK for it for use on PC (Windows). \$\endgroup\$
    – RJR
    Sep 16, 2013 at 5:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Perhaps you can also see OpenCV which is Open Source Computer Vision Library. \$\endgroup\$
    – Alvin Wong
    Sep 16, 2013 at 6:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ This answer is too short, and should really be a comment. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 16, 2013 at 7:54

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