The April Fool’s Day joke from Google — Gmail Motion — may not be too far afield after all. Some enterprising geeks at the University of Southern California have taken the Gmail Motion concept of using body gestures to send email, and made it into a real life prototype using the motion-sensing technologies of Microsoft’s Kinect. That means you can open a Gmail message with the wave of a hand or send a message with the lick of the virtual stamp.
The researchers have dubbed the system: Software Library Optimizing Obligatory Waving, or SLOOW. You can take a look at how it works below:
Meanwhile, here’s the original joke from Google. (Microsoft has got to be loving this).