This is a video documenting my interaction design bachelor thesis installation at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), Switzerland.
It is about the development of a touchless interface, using only body and hands as controllers. You can walk around an illusional 3d cathedral or flip through image collections. The thesis develops a set of body and hand gestures which are illustrated in these simple 3d applications.
The project uses a 3D time-of-flight infrared camera by MESA Imaging (mesa-imaging.ch). Based on the point cloud, a virtual dynamic multitouch layer is calculated - thereby seperating hands and body. Hand movements are tracked and interpreted in a custom gesture recognition based on the horizontal and vertical timings of the movement.
This movie was created during the final exposition in Zurich.
More information including all the technical details at: nextension.com/zhdk/gesturespace