Today's inspirational videos shows how companies are integrating their technology and adding capabilities far beyond with the Kinect comes with out of the box
Kinect Finger Recognition For Games
See our extended World of Goo gameplay video (controlled with Kinect) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0j1YsDmAXA
Also, using Kinect with Google Earth:
CogniMem sells the CM1K neural network chip for accelerating pattern recognition.
The CM1K compares input patterns to the chip's database of examples in full parallel, providing a fast response time that is independent of the number of examples in the database.
The demonstrations in this video were done using a software-simulated version of the CM1K; simulation is sufficient to reliably recognize a small vocabulary of finger gestures in real time. This simulator could be run on the current Xbox 360 to provide support for the grab gesture, for example, in a Kinect title.
In future devices, the CM1K can be used to offload the pattern recognition, providing a low cost and low power implementation with support for more gestures.
Project Information URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqjopQmqWAE