Microsoft Dynamics GP Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Jivtesh Singh, who works for Smith and Allen Consulting Inc., blogged on August 24 about his efforts on this front. From his post:
"(E)arlier this year, I saw Business Analyzer (Available with Dynamics GP 2010 R2), and how it let you add beautiful KPIs (key performance indicators), Charts and Graphs to your personal dashboard. What if we let people navigate Business Analyzer with their gestures. That seemed like a good fit – and could be used in meetings!
"Microsoft has done a great job with the Kinect SDK and the Kinect ToolBox. Using the two I was able to track 4 gestures, and then send commands to Business Analyzer to navigate through the reports."
Swipe to Right – Moves to next Graph in Business Analyzer
Swipe to Left – Move back to previous Graph
Expand Gesture – Zooms into a graph
Contract Gesture – Zoom out
He even recorded a two-minute YouTube video demonstrating his work:
I do little on my PC that I believe would be improved by gesture navigation. But as Singh noted in his post, it was an injury causing acute back pain that led him to think this kind of scenario through.
Readers out there have any other business-focused applications that they think would be a good fit with Kinect gesture/voice input?