What science fiction fan doesn’t love the idea of telekinesis? We never tire of the illusion, but there’s nothing illusory about Microsoft tech evangelist Mike Taulty’s ability to move a ball without touching it, using only simple hand gestures.
Mike Tautly controls a Sphero with simple gestures—and a Kinect for Windows v2 sensor.
While Taulty calls his app “hacking for fun,” we see its potential in the real world. Imagine, for instance, how much more engaged a person could be with a digital display in a shopping center or public space if they could manipulate products or objects themselves. Imagine this simple application applied to a museum installation, an advertising display in a retail store, or a gaming arcade. We may not be able to control objects with our minds, but Kinect for Windows gives us the next best thing.
The Kinect for Windows Team
- Learn more about Kinect for Windows
- Get Taulty’s code for the Sphero-Kinect app
- Buy the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor
- Download the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0