Microsoft researchers are working with Chinese boffins to tap the XBox 360 Kinect motion sensor's body-tracking capabilities to provide sign language recognition capabilities for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Members of the Microsoft Research Asia team have produced a new paper (PDF, 2 pages, abstract) - Sign Language …
Crap for games, great for everything else
Whilst gamers have unders
Re: Crap for games, great for everything else
Crap for games?
Depends on the game. Call of Duty? Yeah, crap for that.
Dance Central? Try that with your controller, couch-bound fatboy.
So... horses for courses.
This research, by the way? Great. Truly great. Keep up the good work, Chinese Boffins+MSR.
Agreed. Played Kinect Sports at a mate's house a few weeks ago and was impressed at how well the Kinect worked, it even knew when my mate was playing.
I watched a demo of a piece of medical imaging tech whereby a consultant oncologist was able to manipulate a 3D MRI image of a tumour using the Kinect sensor. Very impressive, but also useful in theatre settings where the scrubbed-in surgeon can manipulate the image of his or her patient's innards without having to fiddle with a computer wrapped in a condom or such.
Also they may be using the new version, which reportedly is much more acurate.
"Also they may be using the new version, which reportedly is much more acurate."
There's more than one prototype depth camera floating around MSR. They're all a wee bit better at capturing fine detail than the original system, but it is the application software that makes them accurate at tracking gestures, not the camera itself.
Who needs sign language
When you can carry a Galaxy Note.
Re: Who needs sign language
Someone who can't afford a Galaxy Note maybe?
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