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  • Blog Post: Brunel University – Using Xbox Kinect to Improve the Mobility of Parkinson's Patients

    This post comes to us courtesy of two researchers at Brunel University , who are making innovative use of the Xbox Kinect to help with the early detection and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. --- Using Kinect to monitor and improve the mobility of Parkinson’s patients Dr. Konstantinos...
  • Blog Post: Civica Conference March 2015 – a review by Gerald Haigh

    The following is a guest post by Gerald Haigh . Microsoft partner Civica work extensively with schools, developing tailored ICT solutions making full use of Microsoft technologies including Office 365, and so I always look forward to their annual conference. This year they met in Sheffield,...
  • Blog Post: How students can develop an advertising campaign using Kinect Sports

    When you play Kinect Sports, if you look carefully you will see that parts of the game have been used for advertising - just like in real life. For example, you can see adverts around the football stadium and also on the volleyball posts in Beach Volleyball. Activity In this activity, we are going to...
  • Blog Post: Instructional Writing with Kinect Sports

    Kinect Sports is highly intuitive. This means the actions in the game resemble many that occur in real life. The game also provides a useful tutorial before you start playing each sport which re-caps what you have to do to in order to succeed. Imagine that these tutorials were not there and you had to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Kinect SDK 1.5

      We are pleased to announce that we have released version 1.5 of the Kinect for Windows runtime and SDK. Additionally, Kinect for Windows hardware is now available in Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. Starting next month, Kinect for Windows hardware will be available in 15 additional...
  • Blog Post: Kinect Effect Infographic

    The education team are big fans of Kinect for XBOX 360 , not just for gaming, but for its innovative uses across the education and health sectors, also. Building on the amazing Kinect Effect video that we showcased earlier this week on the blog, our colleagues in the XBOX team have just released an...
  • Blog Post: Kinect outside of gaming

    In the space of a year, Kinect for XBOX 360 has come a long way. Quickly becoming the fastest selling consumer electronics device of all time and recently crowned T3 gadget of the year , the innovative device is now used for a wide range of non-gaming applications. The recent release of the Kinect SDK...
  • Blog Post: Great examples of the Kinect in action

    With the recent announcement of the Kinect SDK there will, I am sure, be some great examples of interesting uses of Kinect within education appearing over the coming weeks. In the meantime, I thought I would share the following videos of the Kinect in action. Impressive stuff! Have you come...
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