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Kinect Hacks: Controls a Web Browser and Windows 7 Using The Force [Video]

A new Kinect hack by a group of students at MIT Media Lab allows you to control Windows 7 and even browsers using only your hands. The Star Wars force-like gesture movements can navigate web pages, your operating system and even potentially control desktop applications.

“DepthJS is a system that makes Javascript talk to Microsoft’s Kinect in order to navigate web pages, among other things. Remember, it’s not that making wild, arm-waving gestures is the best way to navigate a web site, it’s just a demonstration that you can. Let’s hope that the hacking communinity picks up the work and evolves it into a multitouch remote control plugin for our home theater PCs. Boxee, maybe you can lend a hand?”

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