Microsoft Research has posted a YouTube video showcasing the new features and improvements provided by Kinect 2.0 which will ship with next-gen Xbox consoles.
According to the video, Kinect 2.0 is able to capture hand movements in higher accuracy and precision than its existing predecessor.
Kinect 2.0 is also able to recognize open and close hand gestures, allowing for richer interaction with applications. For example, Kinect 2.0 users will be able to draw in paint applications as if they are carrying a pen. More importantly, opening and closing your hands would act like a traditional mouse click in Windows 8.