The UCSF Chimera extension ChiMO enables the user to control Chimera with gestures instead of keyboard and mouse. For this, it utilizes Microsoft’s Kinect v2 sensor, which originally was developed as motion controller for the gaming console XBOX one.

ChiMO provides a new user experience for UCSF Chimera and the analysis of protein 3D structures, especially in combination with 3D displays or 3D projectors, respectively. The presented version of ChiMO provides gestures for the rotation of loaded molecules. In ongoing work we will extend ChiMO by gestures for further frequently used commands. In addition a Linux version of ChiMO is planned. The final version of ChiMO will be freely provided to the scientific community.