TouchTable is is Kinect powered application I am developing as part of my PhD research. It enables one to use bare hand laying on a regular office desk to control computer instead of mouse.

User can also move the cursor without any clicking. This can be used i.e. to hover over icons to display hint texts, which is possible for mouse but not for regular multi-touch screens.

TouchTable application features

Following operations are possible:

  • Mouse cursor movement and hover events – by moving index finger on the surface of the office desk
  • Left mouse click – by touching the table with index finger (or by lifting the finger from a desk in reverse mode), while thumb is hidden in palm
  • Right mouse click – by touching the desk with index finger, while thumb is sticking out
  • Drag and drop – by placing index finger on the desk and dragging it across the surface

Use Your Desk As Mouse-Free Multitouch Interface With MS Kinect

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