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Kinect Hack: Minority Report User Interface Duplicated!

Kinect Minority Report User Interface Hack

Not too long ago, it was considered the holy grail to create an exact replica of the movie Minority Report‘s awesome user interface. Until the Kinect came along, there really hasn’t been any technology for programmers and hackers to play with to recreate the hand gesture driven technology. But that is all about to change, and today is the day. If you thought Steve Jobs’ remark that a vertical touch screen is just not a comfortable approach, you might disagree when you see this new and awesome hack. Sure, it’s not a touch screen, but it does work similarly and certainly uses the same technology to some extent.

Students at MIT used Linux to program and hack the Kinect to detect and track all ten fingers and the palm of the hand. The result is a genius recreation of the Minority Report user interface that will keep being developed. As hackers continue to explore the Kinect’s possibilities, the execution will of course increase in quality and usefulness. This is a sure testament that the technology Microsoft has made available is going places.

Personally, I can’t wait to see what else will come along in the future using this technology. Along with holographic projection and the Kinect technology, I am sure something ultimately awesome will be developed. Imagine being able to interact with a holographic image or animation. That would certainly be the next revolution in the ever changing halls of technology.

Source: [Kotaku]

 
 
 
 
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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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