SynergyNet and Kinect – Classroom Data Collection

As mentioned in the recent post about using the Kinect with TUIO, I’ve been working with the Microsoft device to create a method of classroom orchestration for teachers.  With the Kinect now playing nice with our multi-touch framework we’ve let a number of teachers loose trying it out.  Some images of the work so far can be seen on the SynergyNet blog.

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Kinect and TUIO

We’ve recently been working on utilising the Microsoft Kinect with the SynergyNet project at TEL in Durham.  I’m currently working on several publications concerning this work which I will post updates about when they’re finished.  In the meantime I thought I would post a small application I wrote when I was getting to grips with the Kinect.

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SynergyNet’s updated support for TUIO and Windows 7

All current versions of SynergyNet, TEL‘s multi-touch framework for classrooms, have support for TUIO.  However, anyone who has tried to use the software may have noticed that its TUIO support can be flakey at times.  This has been amended in a recent update to SynergyNet 2.5 and 3.

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Developing with SynergyNet

Recently we’ve made the push at TEL in Durham to make code relating to work developed in the SynergyNet project more accessible.  We have now started an effort to create guides for getting started on developing with our software.  This post details how to build a development platform for our multi-touch framework; SynergyNet.

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Adapting Multi-touch Software to Utilise Different Display Shapes

Multi-touch technology is becoming more common place in both industrial and casual computing. With this rise in use developers are producing a wider range of multi-touch interfaces, each with different elements in their design. One element that most have in common is the shape of the display.

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