Looking back on my career, I think I should have used a Hurley more!! Gestures is a very interesting area. Others are working on skeletal mapping. Treat think about the kinect is that it gives an extra source of data for the recognition engine. So you have depth, colour (handy for faces) , and sound. That should be enough for a decent engine.
Brilliant. It starts like those cheesy christmas Aer Lingus ads , but morphs into something super. Return of the Mack and "Oh my god I can't believe it" were the best. I though the OMG guy was going to get smacked. The security guard was well out of his comfort zone.