When we hear about hacking systems or consoles, it's usually connected with piracy, but Chad Ruble's story is slightly different: he hacked a Kinect to help his mum send her first email in 12 years.
Chad Ruble's mother suffered from a stroke 12 years ago, which left her suffering with aphasia, an impairment of language ability.
Due to aphasia, she is unable to use a keyboard and type out emails like you or I. Her son Chad Ruble hacked a Kinect sensor, and used the SimpleOpenNI library for Processing, to allow his mum to send an email without the use of a keyboard.
Ruble explains in a blog post that "someone else has to launch the program for her, so we're not quite there yet in terms of totally independent messaging. But this was a fun start."
You can watch the happy moment below.