In the long illustrative history of electronic peripherals, very few technologies have managed to make a commercial impact like Microsoft’s very own Kinect. As a matter of fact, this motion sensing input device still holds the world record for the fastest selling consumer electronics system, with a whopping 8 million sales in just two months of its launching. And now after notching up our Xbox 360 experience and going through a multitude of other applications (including a slew of DIY hacks), the exalted Kinect is about to make its much touted splash in the realm of Windows.
Is gesture based touch free the future of computer interaction? Upon the answer to this question rests the success of demise of the Kinect for Windows, which is the pioneer in this field. They either make it big or fail big at this, no in between.