Control Your Web Browser with Kinect

By | November 25, 2010 | 8 Comments

Reveals endless possibilities.

Now here is something to add in your Christmas shopping list. Guys at MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group are working on a new way to enhance your web browsing experience.

By using Microsoft Kinect and DepthJS system, they managed to do something neat and that is: control a web browser with bare hands (no mouse required). What do I mean by that? Just check the video above.

Via Engadget.


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  • daddylo

    Wish this video is on youtube, even with HD off, it doesn’t play well :(.

  • Toxigene

    Goodbye Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, hello Tennis Elbow.

  • nvm

    Wow, that looks amazingly slow and cumbersome.

  • RamaSubbu SK

    Good that Microsoft left the platform easy to hack. Now there are lot of innovation happening using this. This is great to see and this is showing the glimpse of future PC for me.

    Future PC will not have any keyboard or mouse. I will take input from voice and gesture do all the task.

    • Wicket

      When the day has come that you have to talk to your PC and dance in front of it because proper input devices has been killed off by the horde of brain dead customers PLEASE SHOOT ME!

      • RamaSubbu SK

        Why do you need a keyboard/mouse if the Voice/Speech recognition is perfect in a PC? Keyboard/Mouse would be a developer tool. Today iPad, Tablet, Slate all these are driving to this direction only.

  • Mark

    Anyone used Kinect? I did, it’s utter crap, it’s laggy and constantly getting things wrong. The games suck horribly too.

    I have taken it back for a refund… Avoid…

    • RamaSubbu SK

      You are the first person for me to hear that you didn’t like the Kinect. Yesterday I played snowball game in Kinect at BestBuy, I didn’t feel anything. I felt it is smooth. I’m not a great gamer though.