Be the Controller Project:


Be the controller is a developer’s tool kit made by Nicolas Hadjimina as part of his MSc in Computer Games Technology dissertation at the City University London. This tool aims to help programmers easily recognize user’s pose and gestures, using the Microsoft kinect controller and perform the appropriate actions. The project is divided into two parts:

1) A windows application (PoseAndGestureGenerator.exe), which allows a developer to create a list of poses and gestures that he want to recognize in his application, using an easy to use graphic interface.

2) A library (Bethecontroller.dll) which provides the infrastructure to the developer of an application to recognize the set of poses and gestures he created with the PoseAndGestureGenerator project.

The tool calculates all the relations relative to the user’s body so the position of the user in the environment is not important for the recognition of a pose as far as the kinect controller can track the user’s skeleton.

The Pose and Gesture generator, the library (dll file) and a guide how to use the project are available under the download section.