Another off topic post, but one that shows lots of potential for many applications.
The Kinect was originally created for use with the Xbox 360, but has now found its way into many other applications. Applications such as optical camouflage, puppetry, robot automation and even real time lightsabers. For more examples go to http://kinecthacks.net/.
Anyhow Microsoft have acknowledged the possibility of using the Kinect with a PC for other non-gaming uses and as at last week on the 1st of February have released the Kinect for Windows SDK. For more details go to http://www.kinectforwindows.com/.
We built Kinect to revolutionize the way you play games and how you experience entertainment. But along the way, people started using Kinect in ways we never imagined. From helping children with autism, to helping doctors in the operating room, people are taking Kinect beyond games. And that’s what we call the Kinect Effect.
While we are talking about Kinect, one of the most anticipated Kinect games ever is getting closer ... Kinect Star Wars is coming soon....
Chris Pratt becomes more powerful than you can possibly imagine in this video for Kinect Star Wars (T), coming to Xbox 360 with Kinect!
Kinect Star Wars: Duel
Note the custom R2-D2 Xbox 360 console (which beeps and whistles when turned on and off and when the drive tray is opened and closed) and C-3PO game controller at the end of the video. Also check out the trailers for the game: Teaser Trailer and E3 2011 Game Trailer
Check out http://kinect.com/ and http://www.kinectforwindows.com/ for more information and finally, to bring this post back on topic, have a look at Jivtesh Singh MVP using Microsoft Kinect with Microsoft Dynamics GP.
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