Basic Gestures and Associated Kinect Actions

Kinect identifies basic body gestures and execute relevant actions for every gesture. Here is a list of the basic gestures and their associated actions.

  • Wave around slowly to move objects
  • Bow forwards to accept conditions in app (follows cultural gesture)
  • Head left-right to deny (follows cultural gesture)
  • Two handed pinch for zoom in/out
  • Point somewhere to highlight stuff
  • Hands to eyes for search
  • Move step forward to enter in the app
  • Other common gesture is the mouse cursor invocation, which is characterized by a vigorous waving motion. Once instantiated, a person needs to drive it over to a button (no easy task) and then push their hand forward in a sort of “high-five” manner to press it.

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