Microsoft Research has unveiled a number of new projects they have been working on this month including the Microsoft FlexSense transparent next generation Smart Cover and the Microsoft RoomAlive Gaming Environment, adding to the list is the Handpose app designed for Kinect for Windows that provides fully articulated hand tracking.
The new Handpose software for the Kinect for Windows motion and gesture tracking hardware that Microsoft launched back in July of this year as version 2, is capable of tracking individual fingers providing much more accurate gesture tracking.
The new Kinect for Windows Handpose system is currently under development but as you can see in the video below the accuracy and ability to track the articulation of individual fingers is very impressive.
“Introducing a new real-time articulated hand tracker which can enable new possibilities for human-computer interaction (HCI). Our system accurately reconstructs complex hand poses across a variety of subjects using only a single depth camera.
It also allows for a high-degree of robustness, continually recovering from tracking failures. However, the most unique aspect of our tracker is its flexibility in terms of camera placement and operating range.”
For more information on the new Handpose app for Kinect jump over to the Microsoft Research website for details.