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.