Kinected Application Allows 3D Customizable Augmented Reality Chat Over iPhone and iPadPublished by admin on Wed, 11/01/2012 - 4:23pm
Check out this innovative little app! Built by Cadavid Concepts, Inc, this Kinect Application allows you to harness the power of an iPad/iPhone with the latest in Augmented Reality tech to create a fun way to chat with your friends in 3D. Regular old dusty "Facetime" ain't got shit on Kinected!
The user on the other end must be running windows 7 with a Kinect. No details on what software aside from Kinceted needs to be installed (Kinect SDK, OpenNI etc). The host can then launch the application and create a profile. The user who will be seeing the feed in AR needs to purchase the Kinected App from the App Store (currently $2.99) for the iPhone or iPad. They can then enter the IP address of the host in order to connect -- port 11000 must be open! You then need to download a printout from here and you should now be seeing the person on the other end in 3D!
I'll be testing this out once I get back home tonight. I'll have a quick review of the product available once I've had a chance to really check it out.
For more on this cool app check out http://cadavidconcepts.com/?q=Kinected
UPDATE - Tried it at home on my internal network using Win7 in Parallels on a Mac running 0S X 10.7.2. The video states that you need the "standalone Kinect drivers" so I assume he means the Kinect SDK. The Kinect SDK doesn't seem to work in a Virtual Environment so I'll have to wait until I get my hands on a Windows 7 machine. See more here.
Anyone feel like testing it out in the mean time? The app is free and you need a Windows 7 machine with the Kinect SDK drivers installed. (I think...) Send me an email at jared.stjean [at] gmail [dot] com