Using a video camera and a depth sensor to follow 48 points on your head, torso, arms, hands, and legs, this device makes it possible to control game elements entirely through body movements.
Courtesy of Microsoft
Product: Kinect for XBox 360
Cost: $150 (console sold separately)
Availability: November 2010
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