German Xbox team creates giant interactive art installation with Kinect

By Tom Warren, on 10th Nov 10 7:12 pm with Comments Off

Microsoft’s German Xbox team celebrated the launch of Kinect across Europe today by creating a giant interactive art installation.

Shoppers and passers by were able to take control of the iconic Stachus Gate in Munich, Germany. People were able to jump, dance and wave to control various objects that were projected onto the gate. The launch, on Tuesday evening, was attended by Sylvie Van Der Vaart, a Dutch television personality and model.

Microsoft launched its controller-less console accessory for the Xbox 360 across Europe today. The Kinect sensor is a horizontal bar that sits at the base of your TV. The device has an RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone which runs proprietary software. Kinect allows for full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition, and voice recognition. Owners will be able to interact with games titles using just their body. Pausing TV and fast forwarding movies can be achieved using a mix of hand movements and voice control.