Xbox Kinect Hack Allows For Virtual Reality

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It’s one thing to bring your mind into virtual reality. Get some snazzy VR goggles in front of your eyes, bump the framerate up high enough — bam, you’re a good part of the way there.

But bringing your body into the mix? Thats a whole different challenge. Crack that one, and you’ve got yourself a holodeck.

It’s far from perfect (even as a spectator) but developer Oliver Kreylos has managed to pipe a super-glitchy, yet totally passable rendition of himself into his lil’ VR world. How? He took three Kinects, placed them carefully around his room, and pushed the combined video feeds through an algorithm that reconstructs a model of his body.

 

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