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Hacker adds multi-touch functionality to Kinect on PC

Friday, 12th November 2010 07:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Bet you were wondering at the point behind hacking Kinect for use on PC. Try this for a start.

Since hackers broke into Kinect and allowed access to its code through PC drivers, this man has granted the motion sensor “Minority Report-style” abilities: you can see him in the video below picking up photos with his hands, stretching them, grabbing two at a time, and so on.

A glimpse of the future? Probably. Look and see. Thanks, Kotaku.

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  1. Chris2pher_Jack

    Can’t this be done with all cameras assuming it meets a certain minimum resolution?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. James Mac

    Microsoft should be watching all of these things with a notepad.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Yeah, to jot down how much they’ll charge you for it.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Dean

    The future? It’s just like the stuff shown on Move a few months ago. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtY12ziHuII, around 4 mins in).

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Gadzooks!

    This is a rather strange article.

    The hacker didnt add anything to Kinect. He created a driver to allow apps access to functions Kinect already had.

    A more appropriate title would be ‘Hacker enables Kinect on PC to do what it already does on 360′.

    Still, if good drivers are out there for Kinect on PC and games support it then that’s great news for MS as they will get more sales of the unit.

    More power to hackers I say!

    #5 3 years ago