I guess I am quite late to post this good news as I was busy with my academics and final year project. I have been selected for the GSoC (Google Summer Of Code) 2014 program as a student intern. Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Google have worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects for the summer.
This summer I will be working for IMS (Italian Mars Society) for their V-ERAS(Virtual European MaRs Analogue Station for Advanced Technologies Integration) project. My work includes integration of whole body motion and hand gesture tracking of astronauts to ERAS(European MaRs Analogue Station for Advanced Technologies Integration) virtual station. Skeleton tracking based feature extraction methods will be used for tracking whole body movements and hand gestures, which will have a visible representation in terms of the astronaut avatar moving in the virtual ERAS Station environment.
To know more about Google Summer of Code check this link http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2014