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Meet the Kinect: An Introduction to Programming Natural User Interfaces by Phoenix Perry, Jonathan C. Hall, Sean Kean

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C H A P T E R  6

Application Development with the Beckon Framework

Up until this point, we have covered open source platforms that work with Kinect. In addition to these tools, other advanced commercial frameworks are available to explore. These suites can provide additional tools, applications, and functionality. One exciting platform is Omek Interactive’s Beckon Development Suite. Omek’s Beckon SDK performs skeleton tracking, gesture recognition, and blob tracking, and it also comes with a suite of tools for recording custom gestures with the Kinect and many of the other 3D sensor cameras currently available. These new gestures can then be used in any application created with the Beckon SDK. For example, if you want to make a painting program, ...

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