So Nancy and I have been having mini victories with our Kinect project. We’ve recently adopted the the TuioKinect based on the multi-touch library TUIO.
TuioKinect tracks simple hand gestures using the Kinect controller and sends control data based on the TUIO protocol. This allows the rapid creation of gesture enabled applications with any platform or environment that supports TUIO. This is a preliminary proof of concept implementation, which still needs several improvements to become fully usable. Nevertheless it should work out of the box with most TUIO client applications