Jan, 24 2012

Okay, so I wont even pretend to know what’s going on here but I immediately wanted to dismiss it as some kind of dark arts or voodoo. Well, that or 21st century technology this crafty developer too advantage of when connecting his Kinect to his PC to his Galaxy Nexus, resulting in “air touch” (I should probably trademark that).

As to be expected, the whole process is a bit technical with the dev actually having to compile an Android ROM from AOSP source code just to give “TuioAndroid” system access. This, in turn, allows the Android software to talk with the PC who’s translating gestures from the Kinect using “Simple Kinect Touch” software. Whew, I’m exhausted.

While still very much a work in progress, even in this early state you get a pretty good idea of what the implications of a project like this mean. The Android OS being controlled using nothing but gestures from an image projected onto a wall. Epic.

[Via RecursivePenguin]