This article was published on March 19, 2014

Watch two developers swap faces in real time with Kinect


Watch two developers swap faces in real time with Kinect
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Have you ever wondered how it would feel like to swap bodies with your friend? Now you don’t have to wonder anymore. The second-generation Kinect sensor for Windows is powerful enough to let you trade faces:

The project comes from Apache, and in the video description the team notes an important caveat: “As the Kinect doesn’t track head rotation it means that both users need to be looking in the same direction for the illusion to work best.” Still, we can imagine many use cases for this technology, such as the Kinect capturing multiple faces in real time and putting them onto characters in a game.

See also – Microsoft starts delivering Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview kits, including pre-release hardware and SDK and Microsoft releases three videos showing off how Kinect for Windows can work for retailers

Image Credit: Microsoft