Microsoft Demos Kinect-Driven Armchair
The company shows off new tech opportunities at its MIX11 conference in Las Vegas.
Microsoft unveiled a Kinect-driven armchair at the MIX11 conference to coincide with their announcement that the Kinect software development kit (SDK) for Windows will be released later this spring. The SDK is a programming toolkit that will enable third-party software to hook into Kinect, allowing researchers and enthusiasts access to all the capabilities of the device.
One use for the Kinect tech, which Microsoft demonstrated, is an armchair that can be controlled simply by hand motions. The chair is on wheels and can be instructed to move, and also recline, using physical gestures.