Yes, "Board of Awesomeness" is the official name of Chaotic Moon Labs new creation: an all-terrain, electric skateboard steered with motion-sensing technology that tops out at 32 mph.
Check out the board in action and see if you agree with its name:
According to Chaotic Moon Labs, the board was created as part of Project Sk8 and includes a Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect and Samsung Windows 8 enabled tablet with full voice control (a version not yet released). The rider speeds up, slows down and steers with hand gestures sensed by Kinect. Kinect sends the info to the tablet, which then controls the skateboard's motor:
To get started, the user merely has to raise their hands to signal the Kinect device, look for the red dots to appear on their hands, and they are ready to roll. The only movement needed? Pushing the hands forward to speed up and pulling the hands back to slow down or stop. Amazing, we know. And a super fun way for us to show how perceptive computing can change the way we look at user experiences.
Chaotic Moon Labs writes on its website that the "Board of Awesomeness" was created to show how they re-engineered Kinect to use the movement it sees to operate another device beyond a just video game avatar.
[H/T Popular Science]