Kinect-enabled VR holds productivity promise

Kinect-enabled VR holds productivity promise
Kinect-enabled VR holds productivity promise

Ah, the old office directory: page after page, or screen after screen, of names and job titles. Wouldn’t it be great to have a virtual directory that displayed employees’ faces, included the company hierarchy, and grouped employees according to responsibilities and expertise? Better yet, what if that directory could be navigated by using natural hand…


Kinect lets you see yourself in VR game

What do you get when bring together the cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) of the HTC Vive system and the Kinect for Xbox One’s unparalleled ability to track multiple people in three-dimensional space? You get an experience that allows you to see not only what another player is doing in the VR space, but also to…


Kinect helps VR film capture the terrors of war

Even in the rarefied atmosphere of the Sundance Film Festival, where innovative and engaging storytelling abound, the New Frontier exhibition stands out for its cutting-edge amalgam of film, art, multimedia, and technology. It was in this select narrative realm that Giant, a virtual reality (VR) short, left its mark last week. And, we’re pleased to…


Kinect-enabled VR puts users in space with Earthlight

The following blog was guest-authored by Russell Grain, a development lead at Opaque Multimedia, a Melbourne (Australia)-based digital design studio specializing in the application of video game technologies in novel domains. Earthlight is a first-person exploration game where the players step into the shoes of an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS). There, some…


Kinect helps bring technology to Chinese classrooms and community centers

NuiStar, a software development company based in Nanjing, China, has utilized the Kinect sensor and SDK (software development kit) to bring cutting-edge technology to China’s schools and community centers. The centerpiece of the company’s offerings is their natural user interface, or NUI, which is built around the Kinect sensor’s ability to recognize and respond to…


Robotic control gets a boost

From home vacuum cleaners to automotive welders to precision surgical aids, robots are making their way into every facet of our lives. Now NASA, no stranger to the world of robotics, is using the latest version of Kinect for Windows to control an off-the-shelf robotic arm remotely. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have created…