Microsoft Research, developed a Kinect-like system that uses your computer's built-in microphone and speakers to provide object detection and gesture recognition!
Microsoft Research and the University of Washington, have created a motion control system that works like Kinect, using your computer's built-in microphone and speakers, much in the same way that a submarine uses sonar.
This is a new "SoundWave" tech.
Pretty interesting concept! Check out how it works by watching the video below!
NEWS SOURCE #1: http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/arc...ing-the-blending-of-physical-and-digital.aspx
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/8/3006664/microsoft-research-soundwave-project-doppler-effect
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!