Kinect for Media Center
is an application that interacts with my
Media Center Remote Command Listener
to control a Media Center
computer using Hand Gestures and Voice Commands, utilizing the Kinect for Windows
hardware. The Hand Gestures and Voice Commands control the Media Center
interface, as well as any add-ins running inside Media Center. This includes
popular add-ins such as Netflix, MyMovies, Media Browser, and Heatwave.
Also implemented are advanced Voice features such that audio coming from Media Center
will not interfere with your Voice Commands, nor will the playing audio accidently
trigger any commands, within a reasonable volume level. Also, there are
commands that can temporarily turn off the gesture and voice recognition until you
turn them back on.
There are also configuration tools to tweak the settings. One such setting
is the 'Dominant Hand' (left or right), as certain commands rely on this. Other
settings allow you to invert the horizontal, vertical, and pinch/zoom actions, as
well as their sensitivity.
The 'Kinect for 360' sensor is not supported. Also, extenders such as the Xbox 360 are not supported. Please see the