Friday, June 3, 2011

Gesture Controlled Start Menu (Preview)

This is a preview of a quick start menu that I'm implementing. It's based on the current hand / finger detection code that is available on CodePlex. The idea is that you can configure applications and / or files and quickly start them with a simple gesture. The menu is shown when the full hand is visible, then a menu entry can be selected with one finger. When the hand is closed while an icon is selected the program / file gets started.

This application is written in C# 4.0 and uses WPF.


  1. Hi Stefan,
    looks very cool, again great stuff!
    Wouldn't this technique fit perfectly for a context menu also, what do you think?

  2. Hi rzddr

    Thanks for the comment!

    Yes, actually I wanted to make a context menu first but then switched to the start menu.

    Maybe I'll add a kinect controls collection somewhen in the future. I think there's somebody doing that already out there...

    Yes, found it: