Microsoft motion control coming to Windows?
Microsoft's Kinect just the start of motion-based computing
Say what you like about Microsoft Kinect; we've wanted to breeze through T3.com with a swish of the hand since we saw Tom Cruise controlling his computer that way in Minority Report way back in 2002.
Happily, it seems Microsoft feels the same way, announcing yesterday that it has just purchased Silicon Valley-based gesture recognition company Canesta, which makes chips that can allow computers with attached cameras to perceive depth and see in three dimensions. The goal is a more grown-up version of Microsoft's Kinect, which could be used to control your PC without the need for any additional peripherals.