Ro Ramtohulâ€™s student project is to increase UK citizenâ€™s familiarity with other cultures using a bit of technology.
In his project demonstrated above users would be incentivised to learn a new culturally relevant gesture every day, e.g. bowing in Japan, in order to control the television.
Lessons would be delivered via a Windows Phone and performance measured via a Kinect connected to an IR Blaster, which ultimately controls the TV.
For myself the neatest bit of the technology is where notifications get sent to a Windows Phone when a user goes in front of a Kinect, and one can imagine all kinds of applications for this, from location-based reminders, family notice boards to relevant news summaries and status updates.
Read more about Roâ€™s project at his project website here.