3D scan yourself at home with Kinect and get a realistic 3D printed figurine!
Another reason to buy an Xbox One …
New IllumiRoom video. Really neat!
KinÊtre is a research project from Microsoft Research Cambridge that allows novice users to scan physical objects and bring them to life in seconds by using their own bodies to animate them. This system has a multitude of potential uses for interactive storytelling, physical gaming, or more immersive communications.
Do Kinect-like things on your computer, but without the Kinect: the technique uses your speakers and microphone to sense what gesture you are making.
Called SoundWave, the new technology uses the Doppler effect to detect any movements and gestures in the proximity of a computer. The Doppler effect, if you remember high school physics, is where the frequency of a sound alters depending on your distance from it. In the case of SoundWave, your computer’s built-in speaker is used to emit ultrasonic (18-22KHz) sound waves, which change frequency depending on where your hand (or body) is in relation to the computer. This change in frequency is measured by your computer’s built-in microphone, and then some fairly complex software works out your motion/gesture.
(RT’d by @lukew)
See the future possibilities of Kinect that go beyond the expected, into truly amazing things that people around the world are beginning to imagine.
The briliant version of Where is my mind (Originally The Pixies) by Vitamin String Quartet does it for me.
UPDATE 2011.11.01 Included mention of cover artist + YouTube clip after a comment asking about it.