That blew my mind. Another great project by Microsoft Research. Also read the paper.
Dominik Huppmann accomplished his Master’s Thesis at the Hochschule RheinMain about the possibilities of a combined touch and in-the-air gestural interaction space. I supervised his thesis and am really proud of what Dominik achieved.
In the context of our research work at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (see also slashslash.de), we combined two depth sensing cameras with a multi-touch tabletop system.
This is a nice new project. Sharam Izadi et al. employ the Kinect to reconstruct arbitrary surroundings in 3D by using a Microsoft Kinect depth camera.
Only a few hours after the release of Microsoft Kinect libfreenect – an Open Source Driver for the Kinect device for Linux – has been released by Hector Martin (via creativeapplications and memo.tv). Shortly afterwards, the driver has also been ported to Windows and OS X. Check it out in the libfreenect git repository.
This is not my project.