Hand-tracking with ofxCV or ofxOpenCV?


Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone has used either of the two computer vision addons I mentioned (ofxCV or ofxOpenCV) to do hand-tracking? I have an Xcode project that uses ofxBox2d and repulsion/attract forces on a joint from the mouse location, and want to replace the mouse with some point on my hand. Are there recommended approaches to this? Is using Kinect recommended?


I posted a very long and involved response to the cross-posted version of this question here