This is a very interesting and creative Kinect program as photo sharing might be as easy as having your photos readily available at your feet. Gerrit Willem Vos recently uploaded this video of this proof-of-concept in having an innovative way of sharing photos. The project in the video does not use a Kinect at the moment but a prototype with the same features is already underway. The project’s name is “Floor_It” and it best portrays what picture sharing can be like in the future. The user’s gallery forms a ring around the user’s feet and constantly follows them wherever they go. The users can also exchange photos or present them to others simply by stepping on their photos and gesturing their leg to give the digital picture to another. We would definitely like to see the end-game production of this program as it starts using the Kinect.
Here is a description by the developer:
“Floor_It is the conclusion of a Research-Through-Design project where the aim was the come up with a tool or system that supports shared understanding in creative sessions. By using the traces people leave in space. For example, post-its, drawings, models, but also video or audio from discussions.
Although the prototype displayed here is a Wizard-of-Oz, a prototype is under development which makes use of the microsoft Kinect to trace individuals in the workspace.”
For more information about the Kinect Floor_It, visit the project’s Vimeo Page.