Much as I would love to have a Kinect, we have neither the space nor the hardware for it. But in the course of researching sensors for an upcoming book of robotics projects I’m working on, I found this cool explanation of how the Kinect uses infrared radiation detectors to track your movement. Watch the video below, shot through night vision goggles, to see how it works:
There’s a fuller explanation on geek.com (no relation to GeekDad!).