Using Kinect to detect where you are in a room so that your home automation can turn off the lights in the parts where you are not makes a lot of sense. Regular motion cameras can do this now, but Kinect can do this better, since it knows what constitutes a "person" and can adjust accordingly so you're not sitting in the dark for no good reason. [Nitrogen via Crunchgear]
Kinect For Home Automation Makes A Lot Of Sense
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