We suspect that many a Christmas/New Year's party over the last couple of weeks was privvy to some embarrassing, drunken Kinect shenanigans - I know my holiday season wasn't shy of a few 'what's up' hands on Dance Central. But would the Kinect experience translate to PC? PrimaSense and Asus think so, and are putting their money where their proverbial mouth is.
Their device is called the WAVI Xtion, and is being produced by PrimaSense, the company that licensed Kinect's tech to Microsoft.
“The WAVI Xtion media center for the PC leverages ultra-wide band wireless link and PrimeSense 3D sensing solution to provide controller-free interaction experiences in the living room. Users can browse multimedia content, access the Internet and social networks, and enjoy full body interaction in a more user-friendly and natural living room experience.”
Apparently the device is making its debut at CES, which is just about to kick off, and will go on sale in February this year.
Kinect hacks are already pretty ubiquitous, but how many of you would consider using gesture controls as part of the PC experience? It seems to me that it's something that works better as part of a living room set-up - at least when it comes to gaming. Perhaps it might work well with PCs hooked up as media servers?
Would you guys consider using a Kinect-like device on your PC? How would you use it?