TipTep Skeletonizer is an open source middleware, based on OpenNI platform, which provides tools and APIs that can be used to extract the geometric skeleton of the hand from depth images. Geometric skeleton of the hand is a simplified version of hand`s depth image, which contains all necessary information about hand`s gesture and can be used to store and compare hand/finger gestures.
Some types of HCI applications require to store hand`s gesture information in the database, compare gestures and analyze hand`s posture. To solve these tasks it is inefficient to use hand`s whole depth or RGB images, because:
Images require big space in the database
It is time costly to compare images
Image analysis require knowledge of computer vision algorithms
As an official middleware partner of OpenNI consortium we provide a library, which makes these tasks easier. In computer vision it is a popular technique to use object`s geometric skeleton to store and compare two objects in the image. Now you can use this technique to analyze and recognize hand`s custom gestures via hand`s image simplified descriptor – hand`s skeleton.
Follow these steps to install required modules:
TipTep Skeletonizer SDK structure
In our SDK you can find
TipTep.HandSkeleton.net.dll library, which you`ll use to extract hand`s skeleton from depth image
Two samples, which will allow you to record and watch recorded gestures and their skeletons
Source codes of our samples to make your development easier.
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP SP3
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows Vista SP1 or later
Windows Server 2008 (not supported on Server Core Role)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (not supported on Server Core Role)
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Recommended Minimum: Pentium 1 GHz or higher with 512 MB RAM or more
Microsoft Kinect sensor or Asus Xtion Pro.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86/x64 Redistributable
TipTep Skeletonizer is written and distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) which means that you have
the freedom to use the software for any purpose,
the freedom to change the software to suit your needs,
the freedom to share the software with your friends and neighbors.
TipTep Skeletonizer is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.