Here’s a Kinect hack that could seriously perk up boring work meetings. The Kinect conference system adds gesture controls to video conferencing and some other nifty features. When people taking part in a Kinect conference speak, the system can recognise who is talking and focus the camera on them while blurring the background.

It also adds context bubbles to show the speaker’s name, documents they’re shared and how long they’ve been speaking. Gesture controls include the ability to freeze frame yourself so you appear static while the rest of the image continues to move and a gesture to make yourself disappear for privacy. You can see Kinect conference in action after the break…

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