This morning, Google introduced Gmail Motion, allowing users to control Gmail using gestures and body movement. However, for whatever reason, their application doesn’t appear to work. So, we demonstrate our solution – the Software Library Optimizing Obligatory Waving (SLOOW) – and show how it can be used with a Microsoft Kinect sensor to control Gmail using the gestures described by Google. This project uses OpenNI coupled with FAAST and was made by Evan Suma and the folks at Mark Bolas’ MxR Lab at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies.

Download FAAST for free and try it at http://projects.ict.usc.edu/mxr/faast/
Learn more about USC ICT at http://ict.usc.edu

Duration : 0:1:35


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25 Comments

  1. CamaraMountClamp
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Thats awesome Thats awesome

  2. electroicguns
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Its april fools … Its april fools look at posted date.

  3. jhk2022
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    We have own … We have own solution for Gesture Recognition Interface with Stereo Camera.
    We don’t use prime sense solution as laser sensor.
    Our New solution doesn’t have Calibration step and Skeleton that mean it is easy to apply any general purpose usage.
    Get in my place!!

  4. adamghy
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Google got owned … Google got owned big time.

  5. LP101A
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Excellent! :) Excellent! :)

  6. juwiencas
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    XBox 360 Kinect … XBox 360 Kinect Console giveaway contest. Infos in my profile.

  7. ernietra
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    XBox 360 Kinect … XBox 360 Kinect Console giveaway contest. Infos in my profile.

  8. ernietra
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Do you want XBox … Do you want XBox 360 Kinect Console for free? Go to my profile for more info.

  9. zecle
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    instead of spending … instead of spending money on risky motion tracking technology, they should improve speech recognition first ! i want to be free to move my body and scratch my nose when it itches.
    we should be talking to our computers and telling them exactly what we want. because “moving” will cause too many inconvenients !
    what happens if i sneeze ? it will reply my UNFINISHED mail to everybody ? come on ! this cannot be compared with tactile interaction.

  10. bbkidk1
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    niiiice april fools … niiiice april fools joke

  11. vib201011
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    vere goood (:
    vere goood (:

  12. GangstaSkills05
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    @coleo101101101 i … @coleo101101101 i know it works, i’m just saying it’s not something you would actually use, it’s super impractical and useless, it was just made to get back at google :P

  13. coleo101101101
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    @GangstaSkills05 I … @GangstaSkills05 I can’t understand how you are so stupid?. try it out it really works!!!

  14. murdoch201
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    @beardymonger … @beardymonger Google is really pawned. Soon Microsoft will release an official SDK so there will be millions of kinect-software avaible. And maybe i’l create a kinect-webbrowser. Together with Dragon Naturallyspeaking (which supports more languages then Windows speech-to-text), it should work very well. I’l keep that in mind…

  15. murdoch201
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    PWNS Google! PWNS Google!

  16. zenimus
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    lol. awesome. lol. awesome.

  17. kzahid06
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    This is awesome… … This is awesome… Wow

  18. beardymonger
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Sure Microsoft … Sure Microsoft fanbois, Google got pawned, yeah, whatever. This has restored your self-esteem, good 4u. The orig joke was funny (to me, don’t be offended) because the simple fact is that 99% of Kinect hack videos are dumb. When you’ll browse the web with Kinect full time, then we’ll talk about pawnage.

  19. lululaplap
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    people saying its … people saying its useless its ment to be a joke

  20. P0P901
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    will it work for … will it work for linux?

  21. schuyoff
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    AWESOME! and … AWESOME! and impractical. xD

  22. JiaWenBin
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    You guys rock! … You guys rock! Well played…

  23. GangstaSkills05
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    i can’t believe … i can’t believe people don’t get that this application is just a joke to get back at google, not something that you would actually use xD

  24. GangstaSkills05
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    @olivercromwel it’s … @olivercromwel it’s a joke… lol

  25. carb0nss
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    @derytaro its a … @derytaro its a microsoft surface

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