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The following text contains a short walkthrough of PresentationAid application with screenshots. It is recommended to read this guide, before you start using the application.

When you start the application, the application window will open and it probably looks like this:


The opened presentation tab displays the current status of the application and informs you of any needed actions. Usually the application automatically detects the Kinect sensor and if there is only one, it is loaded automatically. On the upper screenshot, there is no Kinect sensor connected, so if you have connected the sensor, you need to check the cable.

Information is displayed in real-time and it will change automatically when you do an action (connect or disconnect the sensor for example).

After you connect the sensor, you need to configure it on the Kinect tab.


The tab displays the basic options for configuring the sensor, you need to make sure that the sensor can detect at least one person. This is indicated by number 2 on the Presentation tab. If your sensor is placed on a higher plane, you can tune the angle of the sensor with controls on Kinect tab. As soon as a presenter is detected, it's skeleton is displayed on the video feed.

Important: A presentation can be presented by more than one person, so the active presenter is displayed in pink color. Other presenters are displayed in blue. Only active presenter can use the gestures, except for control gesture, which marks a person as active.

Remember that options on the Kinect tab do not change the functionality and recognition of the sensor, as long as a presenter is detected.


The screenshot above displays the Presentation tab, when the Kinect sensor is correctly configured. All you need to do now, is open up a PowerPoint presentation and start presenting.

Important: Application is configured for Microsoft PowerPoint by default. If you wish to use another presentation software, you need to adjust the settings to use ExtendedKeystroke or Keystroke gesture engine. If there is no PowerPoint application running, the Presentation tab displays a warning, but the commands will still work.


Screenshot above presents the application ready to start the presentation. You can choose to start presenting or if you do not know what gestures to use or how to start the presentation, click on "Start Tutorial" button and you will be greeted by a short wizard that will walk you through the gestures.


Following the instructions displayed on the screen. Gesture you need to perform is displayed with a large image and when the system detects the gesture, new instruction will be displayed. The wizard overrides slideshow commands, so do not worry about moving your presentation. The final stage is shown on the screenshot below, you can either close the wizard or start over again.


Available gestures are:
  • Wave/Hello - Waving your right or left hand.
  • Joined Hands - Putting your hands together at approximately chest height.
  • Swipe right - Moving your right hand to the left side.
  • Swipe left - Moving your left hand do the right side (opposite of swipe right).

That is basically everything you need to know about the application. If you wish to change which gesture is mapped to which command, take a look at Settings.

Now you are familiar with the gestures and the application. You can now start with presentation.

Last edited Feb 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM by Legoless, version 7


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