Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Kinect is for More than Games

I deal with a lot of exciting technology, but I can't remember anything that stirs quite as much enthusiasm as the work that InfoStrat's Advanced Technology Group is doing with Microsoft Kinect. Using Kinect with your PC opens up new ways of human computer interaction, and there are practical applications galore for government and business.

Our Surface channel http://www.youtube.com/user/infostratcville has some new videos showing Kinect used to manipulate maps, medical images, and more.



The low cost of Kinect is also a big part of the wow factor. While Microsoft Surface is impressive, I never could quite see my way clear to spend $12,500 to put one in my living room, and the 300 lb shipping weight made me think twice about taking it on the road. Kinect is available nationwide for only $150, and millions already own it for their Xbox at home.

Microsoft has announced plans to provide new software for Kinect, and is assigning people to dream up new applications. This should be an exciting summer.

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