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The goal of the project was to reconstruct the skeleton of a Microsoft Kinect user’s hand. Out of the box, Kinect reconstruct the skeleton of users’ bodies, but it only does large joints, such that the hand is given a location on the general skeleton, but the specifics of the fingers and fist are not actually calculated.
Jackoway, Jed, "Building a Skeleton of a Human Hand Using Microsoft Kinect" Report Number: WUCSE-2012-37 (2012). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.