MIT students convert Kinect into a web browser interface

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MIT has always been that geek dreamland to me where you appear to be allowed to pretty much do whatever you want as long as it’s new and involves IT somehow.

The latest invention from their hallowed halls is that 4 current students used a hacked Kinect and javascript to be able to browse the web without the cumbersome mouse interface.

Granted it’s not really something we needed but I am impressed at how they have the Kinect picking up the difference between an open and closed hand and the accuracy they appear to have found.

DepthJS from Fluid Interfaces on Vimeo.

What’s even more handy is that they have released the code as open source so you to can make magic.

DepthJS was created by Aaron Zinman, Doug Fritz, Greg Elliot and Roy Shilkrot

Last Updated: December 6, 2010

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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