Kinect combined with VR headset to create awesome virtual reality tech demo

Kinect + PC drivers + a $400 Vuzix iWear VR920 headset = THE FUTURE?! Well, not quite, but the result is pretty cool.

Kinect hacker Nao_u created this technological mashup, which allows him to see through the eyes of his MikuMikuDance avatar while utilizing Kinect to control the character's limbswith his body movements. Of course, if he steps forward too far, he'll walk into his monitor, but that's a problem for Star Trek to solve.

Also, he walks with hair. Check out the video:

[Source: Nao_u via Engadget]

Dec 22, 2010