Today's Big I is all about hacking Microsoft's Kinect. It's the camera equipment out on the market right now for the Xbox 360. Researchers at MIT's Media Lab, Greg Elliott, Aaron Zinman, Doug Fritz & Roy Shilkrot, hacked Kinect to create a hands-free web browser. Their work is open source so others can build on top of their project.
Click here to see a demo of the technology & to check out the team who developed it.
We also received this statement from Microsoft about MIT's work with Kinect:
“The enthusiasm in the scientific community, specifically researcher and academic communities, around the potential applications of Kinect for Xbox 360 is exciting to see. We are comfortable with hobbyists taking advantage of Kinect to explore the exciting possibilities of Kinect for Xbox 360 for themselves. We do note, however, that any of these uses of the Kinect for Xbox 360 are not licensed or authorized by Microsoft, and any modification of the Kinect would void the warranty.”