The army wants to install Microsoft's controller-free Kinect sensor in military helicopters so pilots can use them both for body recognition and flying assistance, Innovation News Daily reports.

"New technology from the gaming world has the potential to substantially reduce the cost of adding head tracking to conventional helicopters, as well as the ability to do body tracking and gesture recognition to support future intelligent cockpits," the army writes in its solicitation for the new research program, according to the tech website.


Presumably this will involve awesome, Minority Report-style gesturing and not uncomfortable, Kinect Star Wars-style flailing.

Army to Test Microsoft's Kinect in Helicopter Cockpits [InnovationNewsDaily — Thanks, Jeremy!]

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