Posts Tagged ‘kinect’

Leap 3D motion control system is 100 times more accurate than Kinect

Motion control startup Leap Motion has demoed its Leap 3D motion control system, which can track motion to around 0.01mm accuracy — 100 times more accurate than the Kinect. Rather than taking Microsoft’s approach, Leap Motion creates a personal 3D workspace of about four cubic feet. The Leap consists of a small USB device with […]

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Microsoft Looks For Ways To Use Kinect In Business Applications [UPDATED]

Microsoft wants its popular Kinect to be a game changer for more than just video games. The company launched Kinect for Windows this month, which is the first Kinect sensor licensed for commercial use. Microsoft Dynamics, the company’s unit that develops enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management (CRM) software applications, is currently exploring business […]


Gestural Interfaces Go Mainstream

Starting with the handheld controllers introduced by the Nintendo Wii console in 2006, gamers have been able to control computers by making gestures in the air rather than with joysticks, game pads, or keyboards. Microsoft brought the technology to the next level in 2010 with the release of the Kinect, allowing Xbox consoles to be […]

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Microsoft hiring points to next generation Kinect

The Kinect has been a screaming hit for Microsoft, shifting more than 10 million units thus far, and in the process becoming the fastest selling consumer gadget of all time. All eyes of the console world are fixed on the motion sensing controller, trying to glean its reasons for success, and perhaps even its secrets, hoping to […]

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Evil Genius Simulator –

The Kinect was planned as a fancy, but just fun, XBox 360 accessory for controlling video games. However, hackers was quickly able to connect it to a computer and do awesome stuff with it. Controlling robots, scanning rooms, playing air guitars with real sound, drawing with physics and much, much more are just some of […]

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Magic Mirror for Medical Data Visualization using Kinect

Tobias Blum and other researchers at the Technical University of Munich have a new version of the augmented reality magic mirror using the kinect that we previously posted on our site. ( They added the feature to select slices from the CT volume and from a photographic dataset via hand movement and also presented the system […]

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Ms releasing development kit for Kinect motion controller

Microsoft is releasing a development kit in March that will help third-party developers create applications that use its Kinect motion controller. That means Microsoft is opening up the Kinect, originally designed to be used with its Xbox 360 game console, to be used for third-party applications with other devices like PCs. Microsoft will release the SDK […]

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A Kinect Princess Leia hologram in realtime

True 3D realtime holography is not only possible – it makes use of a Kinect as its input device. A team at MIT has recreated the famous 3D Princess Leia scene from the original Star Wars – but as a live video feed! Michael Bove’s group at the MIT Media Lab has managed to create […]

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