Google Chrome extension allows Kinect to control the browser with gestures

Kinect sensor used in a Google Chrome extension - awesomeness at work.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Nov 26 2010 6:21 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:33 PM CST
I really love Google Chrome - and more so now, a group of students from MIT Media Lab Fluid Interfaces Group have turned the Kinect motion controller into a tool for browsing the internet.

Google Chrome extension allows Kinect to control the browser with gestures | TweakTown.com


They have written an extension for Chrome called DepthJS - which allows you to use the internet with gestures. Interestingly, making a fist is used for selecting while a swatting motion is used for scrolling.

There was also a video showing a Munich-based company called Evoluce - they show off Windows 7 applications being controlled through Kinect - pretty amazing results this early on in the game.

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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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