Google’s Gmail Motion Prank Turned Into Reality [Video]

Do you remember Google’s April Fools’ Day Gmail Motion parnk?! The new feature that lets you use body gestures to compose and send emails in Gmail? It was obviously an April Fools’ joke, but now it’s also real, courtesy of the folks from the Institute of Creative Technologies.

Do you remember Google’s April Fools’ Day Gmail Motion parnk?! The new feature that lets you use body gestures to compose and send emails in Gmail? It was obviously an April Fools’ joke, but now it’s also real, courtesy of the folks from the Institute of Creative Technologies.

They’ve created this SLOOW, Software Library Optimizing Obligatory Waving, software that uses a Microsoft Kinect camera to track your motions so you can access and even reply your Google Gmail by just moving around. How does it work? Well pretty much how Google explained it in the prank video – you can enter text using body gestures, point back to reply, and lick and slap an imaginary stamp onto an imaginary envelop to send.

Of course this is a silly creation, unless you’re a workout freak who enjoys moving around a lot and even when you’re checking your email, there’s really no point to this, except, just to show you that with programming, anything is possible! Well, using motion (and a Microsoft Kinect camera of course) to check your email at least. Check the  video above for a demonstration and no, it’s no joke this time.  [Institute of Creative Technologies via Mashable]

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