Have you heard about the “Kinect Effect” yet? It’s a term we started using around Microsoft shortly after the launch of Kinect last year to describe the amazing and creative ways Kinect was being applied to fields beyond gaming.

We’ve seen exploration with Kinect by artists, entertainers, retailers, educators, and physical therapists (just to name a few.)  In fact, we’ve seen research in nearly every area imaginable.

Check out the Kinect Effect to see what it’s all about. This video does a great job capturing the potential. And it’s this potential that drives the enthusiasm my team and I have for developing Kinect for Windows. 

After just one short year, it still feels like every application is the first and each idea is new and fresh. We can’t wait to see what’s next when, early next year, Kinect for Windows will be available for commercial use. Then, we’ll see even more new ideas which will continue to inspire us, and others, to keep driving the innovation forward.

 

                                                                                                                  --Craig Eisler

                                                                                                   General Manager, Kinect for Windows