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Poor Man's Project Natal

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Poor Man's Project Natal

  1. 1. Cap Area .NET<br />June 23, 2009<br />Poor Man’s Project Natal<br />Frank La Vigne<br />Lead Designer<br />Applied Information Sciences<br />http://www.franksworld.com <br />@Tableteer<br />
  2. 2. What is Project Natal?<br />
  3. 3. Video Demo<br />You have to see this in action to believe it.<br />
  4. 4. The Future?<br />
  5. 5. Why Should We Care?<br />
  6. 6. Going Beyond GUI<br />NUI<br />
  7. 7. Commercial Successes<br />
  8. 8. Multi Touch<br />Opportunities on the Horizon <br />Surface<br />
  9. 9. Steven Spielberg Has a Budget<br />
  10. 10. We Don’t<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Their Hardware<br />
  13. 13. Our Hardware<br />
  14. 14. Deconstructing Project Natal<br />Facial Recognition<br />Speech <br />Recognition<br />Motion<br />Recognition<br />Image Scanning<br />
  15. 15. Let’s Get Experimenting<br />
  16. 16. WPF<br />Speech Recognition<br />Speech Synthesis<br />Touchless SDK<br />Motion Capture<br />Gesturing<br />Replicating Project Natal in .NET<br />
  17. 17. Open Source<br />Free<br />Developed by MSFT employee in his “spare time”<br />Uses any web cam*<br />Does not share any code withProject Natal<br />http://www.codeplex.com/touchless<br />Touchless SDK<br />* Web cam must support DirectX<br />
  18. 18. Computing a “FacePrint”<br />Distance between the eyes <br />Width of the nose <br />Depth of the eye sockets <br />The shape of the cheekbones <br />The length of the jaw line <br />Facial Recognition<br />As of today, there is no SDK for facial recognition in .NET,<br />But there’s plenty of academic research, white papers and <br />inspiration, so have a go hero. ;)<br />
  19. 19. Johnny Lee’s Wii Remote Projects<br />
  20. 20. Touchless SDK Demo<br />Exploring the Touchless SDK<br />
  21. 21. Speech Demo<br />Interacting just with your voice<br />
  22. 22. The desktop metaphor is a relic.<br />You don’t need expensive hardware to get started.<br />You don’t have to wait for Project Natal to get your feet wet.<br />Getting this to work in all environments may be the biggest challenge for Project Natal’s engineers.<br />Take Aways<br />

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