Avatar Kinect Demonstrated in Video Form
Written Tuesday, February 22, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled Avatar Kinect at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, showcasing the application's facial tracking and other social features, but this new video captured by TechFlash, demonstrates these features in a bit more depth, showing an example of one of the chat shows you can host and upload to Facebook to share with friends.
Avatar Kinect is being dubbed a "social experience" by Microsoft, and this video briefing shows how your Avatar can be brought to life as you speak and move, tracking your facial expressions in a fairly detailed manner, following the movements of your mouth (as best it can) and mimicking more subtle motions like raised eyebrows or a furrowed brow.
The video also shows one of the 15 stages being put to use, with an impromptu Avatar performance complete with a light show, while the chat session involves two American presidents dropping in and out for a quick chinwag with the host using Avatar Kinect's social chat feature.
Check out the video of Avatar Kinect in action, then look out for the free social app as it's set to arrive on Xbox Live for Gold subscribers later this spring.