Microsoft Kinect Controls Windows 7 PC, Brings Multi-user Multi-touch to the Desktop

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The Microsoft Kinect sensor is one of the most impressive bits of consumer technology released this year and it’s going to impact much more than just the XBOX 360. A team of engineers has hacked the Kinect sensor to control a Windows 7 PC.  In this demo you can see how a user can control the desktop, menus and applications.

If you watch the entire clip you’ll notice something that’s very Microsoft Surface like. That’s multi-toch controls for multiple users. That’s right, one of the coolest features of Microsoft Surface can be yours for all of $149, assuming you’re handy with computer code.

Kudos to the guys from MIT’s media lab. I’m sure they’ll have jobs waiting for them at Microsoft when they graduate.

via Engadget

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  1. GoodThings2Life

    11/25/2010 at 7:21 pm

    Super cool! :)

  2. Anonymous

    11/26/2010 at 5:28 am

    My guess from the video is that would also include the “Gals” from MIT Lab also ;)

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