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14 September 2014

How to Control Music & Movies using Hand Gestures


So you love to upgrade technology for making it much more convenient and easy to use, well then why pay for that thing when you can enable an awesome wireless hand gesture interface by just using your in built webcam. Well yes if you are thinking of controlling your music and movies by just using hand gestures then now you can easily do that by installing a simple app called "Flutter" [Homepage]

How Flutter Hand Gesture Tool Works ?

This amazing tool converts your PC into hand recognizing device by utilizing your webcam image sensing technique. So as soon as you you come up with a predefined gesture in front of your webcam it recognizes and sends commands to your music and movies playing software and then easily makes it play, pause and shuffle.


So this is how flutter exactly works, your webcam captures your regular hand image but the Flitter app looks that image as some threaded image and then when it sends that image to your CPU for acting on your action it looks your image as a binary code full of numeric numbers containing your action encrypted in format only viewable by some media application that's running.

How to Download & Install Flutter on Computer

Now Flutter app is available for Windows and Mac and it even allow you to control you online website easily like YouTube, Netflix and many other by just installing the Flutter Chrome App, so it pretty fun to be used, so lets see how its done.

  1. Download Flutter App for Windows or Mac.
  2. Now it's a small file just 3.5 MB so download and install it on your computer.
  3. After installing it will start on the GO, so you will see the F icon in your status bar.
  4. Now the colorful F icon states that the app is working, now that will also display the light on your webcam, now one left click on that icon will turn it into black and white that means its disabled and not working.
  5. So now you can follow the tutorial that will guide you through all the hand gestures that you can use to control your music and movies controls.
  6. So now if you want to control all your online websites using Flutter app then you can install Flutter Extension and get everything going on.

So now overall it's a fun app and it really converts your computer into a wireless hand recognizing device, well few things to note is that you should be @ a nice distance, make sure you are not to close to your webcam as it might become a problem. Make sure you have a webcam ;p in order to run this application. So now I have also created a small demo video that might give you some nice insight on this app.