DepthJS Xbox 360 Kinect hack uses gestures to surf the web
Many of the open-source Kinect hacks we’ve seen emerge so far have been only artistic-looking, but admittedly impressive, graphics rendered of images captured by the motion-sensing camera. Now, a group of MIT students known as The Fluid Interfaces Group have hacked the technology to create a gesture-based way to browse the web.
While it may seem like a simple thing, The Fluid Interfaces group sees plenty of future potential in their creation.
This is definitely one of the more useful ways I’ve seen the Kinect hacked for so far. What would be interesting to see is a Kinect 2.0 with a finer resolution camera that could detect finger motions to allow for finer control of gesture-based applications such as this.
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- Posted on: 27 Nov 10 19:39
Wow. impressive considering how young this device is. It won't be long before we can all install our own Minority Report / Jedi style control interfaces for our PCs with Kinect.
Kinda funny that he coolest stuff being done on Kinect is on the open source platforms. Meanwhile the initial xbox Kinect titles seem pretty weak.
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