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Augmented Reality with Kinect by Rui Wang

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Kinect

Before the birth of Microsoft Kinect, few people were familiar with the technology of motion sensing. Similar devices have been invented and developed originally for monitoring aerial and undersea aggressors in wars. Then in the non-military cases, motion sensors are widely used in alarm systems, lighting systems and so on, which could detect if someone or something disrupts the waves throughout a room and trigger predefined events. Although radar sensors and modern infrared motion sensors are used more popularly in our life, we seldom notice their existence, and can hardly make use of these devices in our own applications.

But Kinect changed everything from the time it was launched in North America at the ...

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