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KinEmote Links Kinect to Windows

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KinEmote is a Windows-based application that links your Kinect motion-sensing camera to your computer, opening the door to play all manner of games like Angry Birds using the motion of your body.

Much like you can link your Wiimote to your computer, you can now link the Kinect to your computer for control of computer-based games. Check out the demo video below to see someone playing Angry Birds using their hands to control the slingshot and angle of fire.

KinEmote [via Quick Online Tips]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/28/11

Comments (6)

  1. Hatryst

    Wondering what other games could be playable with this technique…

  2. Jason Fitzpatrick

    @Hatryst: I was thinking the same thing myself. If I had a kinect to mess around with I’d be testing out just how many inputs it could hand. It would be fun to play old FPS games using it.

  3. Hatryst

    Or maybe if we could port Wii games to PC, then it would really be “handy” :)

  4. Ja5087

    There is angry birds for pc?

  5. Hatryst

    Yes, there is…

  6. pn2bade

    We can play wii games on the PC. It’s called Dolphin. It’s a wii emulator that plays wii games. But in order to play them, you have to buy a special DVD drive or download them.

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