Author Topic: Finger tracking project im working on  (Read 14612 times)

Offline cloudflint

  • *
  • Posts: 20
  • Karma: +4/-0
    • View Profile
Reply #15 on: June 12, 2009, 09:29:22 AM
Phew, well after much blood, sweat and tears I have finally got everything cleaned up and organised to a level where I am happy to release it.

I have made a video showing some of the features of the system at this time. The video only shows a small portion of what you can do with this software, but it gives you a good idea of what was involved in the project.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CEjMF8JyQQ[/youtube]

I have made a zip which I have called "Jakes finger tracking suite (BETA)" for lack of a better name and have uploaded this to the downloads section, once it has been approved it will be available to download and will allow anyone with the right hardware to recreate the system used in this video.

The zip file includes:

Source code for the file managment system + compiled exe. (Source code is for VB express 2008)
Finger tracking script (Written for GlovePIE)
pdf manuals for both pieces of software.
A readme file explaining the contents of the zip and how to use them.

I am continuing to work on finger tracking development as personal projects. My latest idea is to use finger tracking to control a robotic hand, so this isnt the end of my work on finger tracking, it is merely the beginning!



Offline Konum

  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Karma: +1/-0
    • View Profile
Reply #16 on: June 12, 2009, 04:48:11 PM
Congratulations cloudfint ^^ You made a really smooth control and the Y-axis adds some great possibilities to the system.

I made a beta for controlling the mouse and I realized how archaic the pointer system. There must be an evolution, or even a revolution in how we interact with machines.

I haven't been able to investigate further due to a lack of time and resources but there is a great chance to invert that situation in the incoming months.

Keep up the good work!
 



Offline cloudflint

  • *
  • Posts: 20
  • Karma: +4/-0
    • View Profile
Reply #17 on: June 12, 2009, 06:18:52 PM
Yeah, I talked about that alot in my dissertation, Stuff like touchscreen is being used increasingly to let people interact with technology, and the nintendo wii is another break away from the traditionaly cursor.

I mean we have been using the standard mouse and keyboard since about the mid seventies, its about time we came up with some true alternatives to the standard mouse and keyboard system.

EDIT: The download has now been approved, and can be found here
« Last Edit: June 13, 2009, 08:07:21 AM by cloudflint »