All About Kinect
All About Kinect
Written by Harry Fairhead   
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
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All About Kinect
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What to do with a Kinect

You can use a Kinect to just play games - but there is more fun and perhaps even profit to be had from putting it to other uses.

So what else can you do with a Kinect?

A device that measures the depth of every point in a scene may not seem to have much potential but this isn't the case. Inventive uses of a Kinect fall into a number of different categories.

  • You can use it to track a human and then respond to movements and gestures as a free from user interface.
  • You can use it to create something artistic by responding to depth or human movements.
  • You can use it with robot as a navigation and device.
  • You can use the depth map to create virtual and augmented reality applications.
  • You can use it to make 3D measurements and model construction

And no doubt there are many more.

To see what other people have done take a look at the showcase below;


Kinect & Pufferfish Eye of Sauron

A Kinect sculpture that tracks the viewer.


Motion Emotions - an art installation


Kinect Autostereogram


Kinect MIDI controller


Sound Board


Noise Ink


 Flying toasters!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 July 2011 )

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