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Dec022010

Kinect Optical Camouflage Hack Built Using Openframeworks Makes You Invisible [Video]

Takayuki Fukatsu developed a Predator-like invisibility hack for Kinect, using OpenFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit designed for “creative coding” projects such as this.

The Kinect is adept at distinguishing between a body and the background and Fukatsu presumably leverages this ability in this hack. The hack most likely takes an image of the background and superimposes it on your body in real time.

Fukatsu shows off this effect in a seven minute video embedded below, watch the entire video or just skip ahead to 1:30 timeline to get the idea behind the hack:

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