A team from the MIT Media Lab
has built a Chrome extension that uses Microsoft's Kinect
to navigate on Web pages and around Chrome's chrome. The extension is called DepthJS and is available on GitHub
, has an AGPL license
and therefore is obviously open for outside code contributions. A demo video showcasing DepthJS is after the break, and you truly can't appreciate this without watching the video.
So mere days after we saw a proof-of-concept of Kinect controlling Windows 7, here it is expanding to Web browsers. This is clearly one controller that is not going to stay forever tethered to an Xbox 360, as Microsoft may have originally intended it to. We expect to see even more exciting ways to use a Kinect to control all kinds of things in the future.