Kinect Controls For Powerpoint (PC) Demoed At Ballmer’s Lecture [Video]

Kinect For PC at IIT D

You sure have seen the kind of crazy concepts presented to define the future of our interaction with computer systems, but something that looks future tech and yet available for us today is the Kinect for Xbox 360. In the past we have head  from Ballmer about Kinect coming to your Windows PC.

But we were pleasantly surprised when someone actually demoed Kinect controls for Powerpoint today at IIT Delhi. Steve Ballmer and team was around to mark the Golden Jubilee of IIT D and while we would come back with some more videos of Steve’s lecture there, here is a small video of Mr Ramaprasanna an technologist from India using Kinect to control Powerpoint. Shows what Kinect can do! 

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Update: We have got a clarification that this wasn’t an official Microsoft demo but an independent demonstration by a technologist.

 

  • http://twitter.com/vjvincent vincent john vincent

    An entire TedX talk power piont presentation was gesture controlled, hands free with a Kinect

    This is the video of a TedX talk that I gave back on March 3rd 2011. The entire talk is presented through 3D video gesture control. I use our GestureTek Maestro3D to allow me to control both swiping back and forth through the slides as well as direct control of the on screen cursor to click on buttons to launch and stop videos, etc.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/vjvincent1#p/a/f/2/XeIOVHPRolo

    We invented Video Gesture Control back in the late 1980’s, and then continued to invent and pioneer variations of the use of Video Gesture Control on all sorts of platforms and applications. In 2000 GestureTek invent 3D Video Gesture Control, using 3D depth cameras, and started to apply it to our clients public installations needs. Over the years we have licensed out our technology and patents to many consumer platforms, including to Sony for the PlayStation, and Microsoft for the XBOX, etc. Many people use our 3D Video Gesture Control SDK for PC apps for public installations, with the Kinect and other 3D cameras.. More on Maestro3D at:
    http://www.gesturetek.com/3ddepth/introduction.php

    Also check out what the future of what Kinect Drumming will look like at: http://www.youtube.com/user/vjvincent1#p/a/u/1/IBr3-nWQvJ4