Microsoft Kinect hacked to work as a multitouch interface

Kinect hacked to work like a Microsoft Surface - this is only the beginning.

Published Thu, Nov 11 2010 7:47 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:33 PM CST
It has been a while since a hacking project has gotten people excited - with more and more companies clamping down on their hardware, the hacking "scene" has not been twiddling their thumbs.

Microsoft Kinect hacked to work as a multitouch interface |

Enter, hacked Microsoft Kinect.

Someone has taken the open source driver and plugged the Kinect into his own multitouch UI "TISCH" software library (which already supports the Wiimote as an input). The result of this is an Microsoft Surface-esque multitouch interface which has picture shuffling and zooming - but this amps it up a bit by using the full body tracking instead of the touchscreen input.

Are you an Apple user? Well, you're not left in the dark... it also works on OS X!


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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