Researchers Modify Kinect Gaming Device to Scan in 3-D | KurzweilAI | Augmented Reality & The Internet of Beings + Things |

The researchers have figured out a way to extract data streaming from the Kinect’s onboard color camera and infrared sensor to make hand-held 3-D scans of small objects and people. The quickly-made avatars could conceivably be plugged right into virtual worlds such as Second Life.