X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Microsoft Kinect Hacked Into Computer Gesture Interface

by Range
Advertisement

I’ve been thinking about computer interfaces for a while, and I was pleasantly surprised that Microsoft is embracing the hacking of the Kinect, instead of shunning it. The latest hack includes using the Kinect as an interface for your computer. Think about it, you could do air swipes and program complex gestures since the Kinect has so many IR spots to map what it sees.

microsoft kinect video games windows 7 hack interface

This hack comes courtesy of the MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group, and it allows them to use their Kinect as a gestural interface for browsing the web.

But the MIT guys aren’t the only gesture game in town. Evoluce‘s solution will support simultaneous multitouch and multiuser control of applications, which sounds pretty good to me. The video below showcases what Evoluce can do.

Frankly, I wasn’t that interested in the Kinect on the Xbox 360, but it if can be used in this fashion, I’ll buy one. It could potentially evolve into a multitouch remote control plugin for HTPCs and desktop computers.

[via Engadget]

Deals in The Technabob Shop




More from Awesomer Media...

2017 Origin Eon 15-S

2017 Origin Eon 15-S

Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Up Close

Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Up Close

Google’s Waymo Taking Passengers for a Ride in Phoenix

Google’s Waymo Taking Passengers for a Ride in Phoenix

RJ Anderson Dominates the Dirt in a Modded Polaris RZR

RJ Anderson Dominates the Dirt in a Modded Polaris RZR

Adam Savage Goes Incognito as Both Chewbacca and C-3PO

Adam Savage Goes Incognito as Both Chewbacca and C-3PO

3A Toys Captain America 1/6 Scale Action Figure

3A Toys Captain America 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Advertisement