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Sam Stokes writes about Research in a way that is accessibile by students in College or considering their College/University Career or someone who is a life long learner!

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  • Blog Post: NUI, Kinect: Robotic Triage Nurse

    In this video, Craig Mundie shows the prototype of a Robotic Triage Nurse that can be used in developing countries and elsewhere!  
  • Blog Post: Kinect and Windows Presentation Foundation

    Windows Presentation Foundation, XAML and Kinect.  How to wire it all up? Well first I guess we should go down to the virtual hardware store and buy some XAML Wire to connect with the Kinect software. Is this really hard? No, in fact one of the earlier approaches to this uses the OpenNI to connect...
  • Blog Post: 20th anniversary gift: Free Computer Science Lectures: Seriously this is fun!

    Check out these lectures at Microsoft Research, and I understand if these videos have a lower priority than “Two Broke Girls”, but if you are interested in getting into the computer technology you will need to take a look at these videos! People who think that Microsoft isn’t innovative, are simply wrong...
  • Blog Post: Kinect is fine for some uses, but could it be use for this one? (Muscular Dystrophy)

    What if you have a child that has Muscular Dystrophy which means that your child will eventually lose all muscle function, and if you guessed what happens when you lose all of your muscle functions, you guessed right. Over the years muscle tone is lost at varying speeds and the patient loses the capabilities...
  • Blog Post: Human Antennas? Artificial Intelligence in Rabbit Ears? Where is my coffee? Holey Moley

    Likely before your time, but in the old days of TV, some TVs had “rabbit ears” and if you held them the channel you wanted to watch would come in better. So what if Microsoft goes one better than Kinect, where you are the controller to Antinect (I just made up that name) where you are the antenna? Not...
  • Blog Post: Research: Kinect for Windows SDK beta

    For natural user interface researchers this is good news!  To be able to utilize the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta in research is going to lead to improvements in physical therapy, touchless data entry in sterile environments, as well as other unknown applications. I would recommend that you go to...
  • Blog Post: Kinect: Researcher briefs the ADEs at the Imagine Cup

    Stewart Tansley gave a briefing on Kinect SDK for Windows that will come out later in the year.  Looks pretty exciting.  More information after MIX.  The Microsoft Kinect SDK for Windows will be focused for the hobbyists, students, professors, non-commercial researchers.  This is...
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