Microsoft Kinect: Going Beyond Controller-Free Gaming
The new add-on for XBox 360 could inspire new ways of human-machine interaction besides just gaming and entertainment.
Its been one week since Microsoft released Kinect, offering its XBox 360 customers a controller-free gaming and entertainment experience. With the Kinect add-on, you can play games, video chat, flip the console’s menu and perform other functions, all with a swipe of the hands in thin air. But could the cutting-edge technology behind this device be used in a wider context, and for more useful applications? Microsoft believes so.