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Flutter working on Kinect-like controls for the Mac


A start-up company called Flutter is showing off a solution for bringing Kinect-like gesture controls to your Mac via your Webcam and its downloadable app, reports “ZDNet” (

Kinect is a motion control system for the Xbox game console. It can can sense and respond to users’ body motions as well as their voices.

A note at the Flutter web site ( says: “We hated using the keyboard and mouse for controlling music in the background or watching movies on our computers from a few feet away. So we decided to solve this problem by using hand gestures to control music and videos via the built-in webcam in your computer.”

“Instead of requiring separate hardware, a la Microsoft’s Kinect, Flutter makes use of the Mac’s built-in Webcam to recognize simple gestures your hands make between one and six feet away,” says “ZDNet.” “Right now, it can control navigation for iTunes and Spotify, with Netflix and YouTube support slated next.”

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