Kinect-controlled Longboard

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Chaotic Moon Labs haben ein Longboard mit Tablet-PC und einem Kinect aufgehübscht und brettern damit gestengesteuert durch’s Gelände.

Video recognition, speech recognition, location data, accelerometer data, and other factors determine what the user wants to do and allow the board to follow the operator’s commands without other aid. Very similar to using Kinect for Xbox 360, the Kinect device on our Board of Awesomeness transmits the user’s gestures and movement to the Samsung Windows 8 tablet that serves as the board’s central brain by controlling the speed of the board’s electric motor, which is up to 32 miles per hour. Yeah, that’s fast. Just ask whurley.

The top of the board features a Windows 8 tablet touch screen where the user can turn the board on and off, manage speed settings (slow, medium and fast), and visually monitor their gestures.

Chaotic Moon Labs’ Board of Awesomeness (via PopSci)