Last year Microsoft released the Kinect, a completely new way of interacting with the computer that turns the user’s body into the input device. Using XNA as a platform, you will learn about how the Microsoft Kinect SDK works and how it can be used to control the computer. You will also learn to overcome the new challenges the Kinect introduces into building a user interface in this session. The Kinect is just the beginning of “touch-free” computing. The techniques you will learn in this session will give you a jump start on creating truly natural interfaces for the touch-free future.
During the day, Ben Barefield works as a software consultant for SRT Solutions where he works with clients to transform their needs into excellent software. At SRT he has spent learning time exploring many languages and technologies and continually expands his .Net knowledge for client work. His not-so-secret evening identity as a game developer has created games that have been popular with his friends and family.