This could possibly make me want to play WoW.
A group of students in the University of Southern California have created this awesome software that uses the Kinect to… play WoW. So get this, they’ve HACKED a console peripheral and made it work on the PC. I mean, how AWESOME is that?
Why is this important you ask? Well, the software they created maps the skeletal movements of humans and maps them to keyboard functions. The software is still in its test phase, but if they can really make it flawless that means that we may eventually be able to work our computers with gestures!! And, more importantly, this software may be able to help people with limited movement in the future as well.
If you’re interested in experimenting with the software or contribute to it, here is a link.
Its hope is to stay an open source platform.
Dianna, I still don’t get why this is a big deal? Well, first of all, 2 words: Minority Report. Second of all, it’s the Microsoft Kinect. Microsoft! What do they do? Computers!! I’m sure Microsoft is probably pooping themselves with the possibilities.
Check out the video and let us know what you think!