MIT and Others Bring Minority Report Style Interfaces to the PC Via Kinect

| November 25, 2010 | Reply

Following up on some things that were mentioned in our podcast this week (listen here), researchers at MIT’s Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group have managed to develop an open-source, Javascript based system called DepthJS that utilizes the Microsoft Kinect to allow users to control web pages and browsing using gestures.  Users can navigate to different tabs in their browser as well as zoom in and out on each page.

Evoluce is a company who has developed a closed-source driver for the Kinect which performs much of the same capabilities and tasks that the MIT developed system accomplishes.  However, their driver allows for both multi-touch and multi-user experiences at the same time.

Is this the future of how we interact with our computers? Check out both videos below showing off what a Kinect and a PC can do today and let us know what you think in the comments!

DepthJS from Fluid Interfaces on Vimeo.

Source: Engadget

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