Kinect style interaction coming to Android

March 23, 2011
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Remember last month when we reported that someone hacked the Microsoft Kinect to work on Android? Well there's now a company that's working to officially bring a Kinect style gesture based app to Android tablets and handsets. The company is XTR3D and they're creating an app called iZi which will read the gestures for navigating a variety of apps including games play.

In many ways, it'll be like a mobile version of Minority Report. Users will use gestures like hand waving to move from page to page and even use pinching gestures to zoom in or out. And according to the video below, it also looks like the software will be able to read a driving gesture for playing racing games. The gesture app won't require any additional hardware and will likely use the front facing webcam to read the users gestures via recognition software.

Wow. Couple this with a 3D display, like the autostereoscopic qHD display in the HTC Evo 3D and you could actually get multiple layers and have a real Minority Report function. Wouldn't that be trick? No word on when this app will make it's way into the Market, but it's currently in beta for Laptops. XTR3D is planning to make a mobile version available, perhaps by year's end?

[via Droid Gamers]


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  • http://twitter.com/MyNameIsLOS Carlos Moreno

    Seems more like a novelty thing. Not that it isn’t cool. But if you’re holding the phone and playing the game why not just turn the phone…

  • Robert

    This would be brilliant if it could controll the music app while I am driving.

    Next track. Next CD pause and play.

    Epic potential.

  • http://twitter.com/gameblaster64 Game Blaster 64

    Very cool. I especially love the second video since I always watch and read stuff while I eat. It’d be great to not get the tablet’s surface gummed up from all the food in your hands :)

  • http://twitter.com/gameblaster64 Game Blaster 64

    Very cool. I especially love the second video since I always watch and read stuff while I eat. It’d be great to not get the tablet’s surface gummed up from all the food in your hands :)