Japan Develops Augmented Reality Breasts for the Kinect



Much has been said in the past about how weird and crazy Japan can be. But we just stumbled across an amazing Kinect hack that makes up for all of that in one fell swoop.

Whenever augmented reality was first created, augmented breasts should have been the first thing on mankind’s checklist. Unfortunately most AR to date has been used to tell you that the McDonalds in front of you really is a McDonalds by proving it with an overlaid link. Thankfully for us Osaka-based Ningen Inc. has developed something big. Its AR Kyonyu uses the Kinect camera to detect people in its field of vision, and prompty outfit them with a pair of fairly sizable breasts.

And as you’ll see in the demo video below, these virtual boobs appear to be programmed with fascinating funbag physics as well. It’s far from lifelike, but it’s still a pretty great demo. You gotta hand it to the guys here for their stoic expressions in the midst of what must surely be a titillating situation. Very well done.

In the interests of science, we’ve reached out to the company to learn more about this wonderfully innovative technology. We’ll be sure to keep you abreast of any new information.

(And yes, we're serious about ethics and transparency. More information here.)

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