The best part about this Kinect-powered armchair? Microsoft’s going to release the source code for it. Shown off today at the company’s MIX11 coder symposium, the Kinect-powered La-Z-Boy is a proof of concept for the Kinect PC software development kit, which will open up development over Visual Basic and C++.
The recliner code will be released with the SDK. Hand motions control its motions, including reclining. Haven’t seen video, but I’d like to think reclining is triggered by folding your hands behind your head.
The Future: Microsoft Demos A Kinect-Driven Armchair [CrunchGear]