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“Multi-touch” on PC, using Kinect

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Yesterday we told you about the availability of PC drivers for Microsoft’s Xbox Motion-sensing peripheral, Kinect – and how those drivers would help usher in a natural user interface for general computing.

Today we bring you the first video of that evolution. An industrious developer has taken those drivers and enabled a Minority Report styled method of interacting with his PC. Right now, all it seems capable of is moving and resizing photographs on the fly – but it’s a start. It’s actually not too dissimilar from the Playstation Move UI demos that did the rounds before the product’s release – but this doesn’t require you to hold anything..other than perhaps the hope that Microsoft releases a proper SDK for this thing some time soon.

This is the sort of stuff I’m keen on from Kinect – I really have little interest in pretending to pet virtual tigers.

Last Updated: November 12, 2010


  1. easy

    November 12, 2010 at 16:11

    o yay, more picture resizing excitement.

    maybe next time we will see something a little bit more practical.


  2. Geoffrey Tim

    November 12, 2010 at 16:14

    Baby steps! 😀


  3. shmo

    November 12, 2010 at 20:00

    where’s the black ops comp winner fellas?


  4. Geoffrey Tim

    November 12, 2010 at 20:45

    Gavin will probably post the winner tonight.


  5. Gavin Mannion

    November 12, 2010 at 21:41

    Yeah sorry was meant to get it up earlier but life happened.. the winning post is coming up in a few minutes


  6. Noodle

    November 15, 2010 at 10:59

    Another baby step…


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