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Arduino and Kinect Projects: Design, Build, Blow Their Minds by Przemek Jaworski, Ciriaco Castro Díez, Enrique Ramos Melgar

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C H A P T E R  10

Biometric Station

by Enrique Ramos

In 1487, Leonardo da Vinci created a drawing that he entitled “The Vitruvian Man,” depicting what he believed to be the ideal human proportions. But these proportions are not only a matter of beauty. Height, weight, and other body measures can actually be an indicator of appropriate development and general health in both children and adults. Kinect has a device that can precisely measure all your body proportions in real time. If you combine this ability with other sensors, you can create a general-purpose biometric station for your personal use and delight.

Throughout this chapter, you will learn how to hack a bathroom scale and connect it wirelessly to your computer, how to combine the ...

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