After seeing so many amazing things that people do with their Microsoft Kinect with the help of OpenKinect, maybe it comes as no surprise when someone make it a controller for World of Warcraft.
But what got me interested is the OpenNI and Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit (FAAST) that is being used to make this possible.
OpenNI is also a open source drivers for Kinect like OpenKinect. Except that it is released by PrimeSense, who built the initial Project Natal reference hardware for Microsoft. If you ask me, I say this is some pretty amazing stuff.
FAAST is a middleware that emulates keyboard input triggered by body posture and specific gestures. This means that it’s going to be even easier for people to control their PC games using Kinect. Just map a keyboard input to a gesture or body posture. That sound pretty easy. (I think)
By the way….. Perhaps someone should change the body posture for moving the character forward in World of Warcraft. Else you are going to have a backache from leaning forward too much.