Kinect hack: artificial vision!

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Today’s Kinect hack is one of those great, actually-trying-to-solve-a-real-world-problem Kinect hacks.

Michael Zollner and Stephan Huber at the Universität Konstanz in Germany have used a Kinect, some duct tape and a healthy portion of Sugru to put together a head-mounted Kinect system that can take in visual data as you move (including obstacle detection and QR code reading) and feed it back to the user. It’s pretty rudimentary right now but what the students have created is effectively a Kinect-powered artificial vision system. Awesome! Take a look at the Kinect hack video after the break…

Out now | £129 | Kinect/HCI Blog (via Slashgear)

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