Optical Camouflage puts Kinect into stealth mode

Another day, another Kinect hack. This one effectively creates optical camouflage, a la Metal Gear Solid and James Bond movies.

Takayuki Fukatsu, a Japanese coder who works under the name Art & Mobile, has done a bit of trickery with Kinect and openFrameworks. The peripheral will still track your movement and position, but turns your image nearly transparent. Take a look (it’s particularly obvious at about 1:30):

Fukatsu has not yet revealed whether his mod uses a live stream of the background or if it’s simply overlaying your details onto a still image. Either way, this is kinda awesome, and the potential uses are intriguing. Hands up who wants an open-world Predator game where you can stealth around looking like this?

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