Hope that you guys still remember Gmail Motion, the April Fool prank of Google. But the concept in that joke is real now.

Gmail Motion was supposed to allow users to control Gmail using gestures and body movement. But the guys of USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) are out with the working stuff - Software Library Optimizing Obligatory Waving (SLOOW). It can be used with a Microsoft Kinect sensor to control Gmail using the gestures described by Google.

This project uses OpenNI coupled with FAAST and was made by Evan Suma and the folks at Mark Bolas' MxR Lab at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies.

Watch GMAIL MOTION In Action (Video)