Using a depth camera mounted on a shoe, Giles Bailly offers new perspectives on gesture-controlled applications and wearable technology. Minority Report style interfaces, here we come.
Microsoft acknowledges the innovative and eye-opening Kinect hacks and mods, applications that surprised even the gadget’s creators. Now if they can only make more decent Kinect games.
The upcoming Ghost Recon Future Soldier features a Minority Report inspired customization mode that relies on Xbox 360 Kinect gesture controls for provisioning and range testing of weapons.
The E3 teaser doesn’t show too much, but if the concept video is any indication, we’ll be getting a good workout beating down Romans in Crytek’s upcoming Kinect fighter, Ryse.
Members of the MIT Media Lab used Microsoft’s Kinect to come up with interactive teleconferencing. Features include a talk time timer, auto focus on speaker and use of augmented reality objects.
Chris O’Shea has been trying to make an Air Guitar game since 2007, and when the Kinect came out he saw a golden opportunity. He has no plans to make an actual video game though.
The guys at Razorfish have ported their DaVinci touch-screen interface to the Xbox 360 Kinect, providing users with the ability to create objects in thin air, then interact with them on screen.