IEEE Spectrum: Microsoft Kinect tech, become a virtual 3d avatar, KinEtre

Microsoft KinEtre Lets You Possess People, Inanimate Objects

“Kinect technique lets your body control virtual avatars of things around your house.
Ever wanted to make your bookshelf shake its booty just by shaking your own? Graphics gurus at Microsoft Research have a new system that will let you do just that—possess other inanimate objects around your house or even make images of other people move. The Kinetre project starts with a KinectFusion scan of an object or person and then animates the image using your own body as a guide.”