FAAST is middleware to facilitate integration of full-body control with games and VR applications. The toolkit relies upon software from OpenNI and PrimeSense to track the user’s motion using the PrimeSensor or the Microsoft Kinect sensors. FAAST includes a custom VRPN server to stream the user’s skeleton over a network, allowing VR applications to read the skeletal joints as trackers using any VRPN client. Additionally, the toolkit can also emulate keyboard input triggered by body posture and specific gestures. This allows the user add custom body-based control mechanisms to existing off-the-shelf games that do not provide official support for depth sensors.

Official Site: http://projects.ict.usc.edu/mxr/faast/

News - Skyrim Voice and Gesture Commands Using Kinect, FAAST and VAC

It's been a while since I've come across any cool FAAST related gesture controlled PC games in action. This latest video demonstration incorporates VAC, FAAST, a Kinect sensor along with the game that has currently sucked 60 hours of my life away from me (well worth it though!) Bethesda's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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