This approach to a remote control served, along with the will to test the 3d sensor, to reflect on how the technology can alter the way we interact with our surroundings and with our home digital devices. Are “Natural User Interfaces” really natural? Do this kind of interaction really improve our daily life or is just one reflection on how the digital world is subjugating the users to its advances, no matter what the benefits or disadvantages are?
‘Natural User Interface’ to control a MeoBox with gestures (channels and volume control)
The computer and the box are connected to the same home gateway. Processing deals with Kinect to detect hand gestures (up/down, left/right) and dispatches telnet messages to the box corresponding to the action we want to take: change channel up/down, change volume.