so i needed to get in shape (still do): borrowed an exercise bike from a friend. i wanted to see the biggest cities in the world while doing so: google earth. all that was missing was a way to control google earth from the bike: kinect and the speech recognition sdk.
my solution is a modification of this project: Kinect Excercise. added speech recognition (let me ride… a big city) and some keyboard shortcut and mouse automation for google earth (using http://www.autoitscript.com) + OSC for an upcoming project (small game based on this concept). you can download the hacky c# project.