If you don’t recognize the name Johnny Chung Lee, get thee self to You Tube for some background, like this video, or this one

Now ponder the success he had by simply playing with a Wii remote and consider what he will bring to Project Natal.  An entire interface design to track 48 joints on your body for a digital representation of your skeleton in a game.  The kick and punch balls as they fly at you game that was shown at E3 may not look like the best thing ever, but it was only a tech demo.  Engadget and the rest of the web look forward to seeing what Johnny will bring in the future.

“In this time of economic hardship, it warms the heart just to hear that someone’s found any job. But when our main man Johnny Chung Lee lands a position on Microsoft’s Project Natal team, it’s high fives and handshakes all around. And really, it’s a perfect fit — among the many hacks of his illustrious career, he’s put together a VR head tracker (and utilized it in a first-person shooter) for the Wii game console. Apparently, Lee’s part of the group that is taking the tech we saw at E3 and getting it ready for prime time. As you’d expect, the man is pretty stoked to have landed his dream job. “The 3D sensor itself is a pretty incredible piece of equipment, he says, “similar to very expensive laser range finding systems but at a tiny fraction of the cost.””

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