Microsoft wants you to animate everyday objects with Kinect

KinÊtre is a new technology demonstration presented by Microsoft Research at SIGGRAPH 2012. Using a kinect sensor a user can first scan any object and then cause it to animate by moving their own body. Rather spookily called "possession", this process realistically deforms the scanned object in response to changes in the possessors posture or movement.

The video showcases several rather light-hearted applications involving a chair, step ladder and even two users playing with a virtual pantomime horse, but the applications in more serious realms include role play, training or education.