Some Kinect Based Innovations for the Retail Industry

Kinect has changed the way people play games and experience entertainment. Now, Kinect for Windows offers the potential to transform how people interact with computers and Windows-embedded devices in multiple industries, including education, healthcare, retail, transportation, and beyond. Here are some examples of innovative solutions for the Retail Industry. I would love to hear of others. These examples cover how it can help you shop with a smarter shopping cart, try on clothing virtually, get fitted with kinect body scanners and how retailers can learn more about shoppers using Kinect analytics.

Whole Foods Tries Out Kinect-Powered Shopping Carts

The shopping cart is a prototype design called Smarter Cart from Chaotic Moon Studios. Smarter Cart uses a Windows 8 tablet, Kinect sensor & a barcode scanner to help you navigate & shop the store. The cart is able to identifies customers using their loyalty cards & scan items placed in the cart.

FaceCake's Kinect Dressing Room

Swivel by FaceCake is a 3D virtual dressing room that enables shoppers to 'try on' and see themselves in multiple apparel and accessories with speed and ease.

In retail stores, research tool uses Kinect to track shoppers’ behavior

With Shopperception, Brands, Researchers and Retailers can then continuously monitor the way shoppers interact with the products on the shelves, including metrics such as how long they spend, which products they touch, which are put back and which are ultimately purchased.


Bodymetrics Creates 3D Body Scanner for New Look The Bodymetrics Pod is a system equipped with eight Kinect scanners that analyze your body based on a 3D model.

Shopping Gets Personal with Styku

Styku and Tukatech partnered with Critical Mass Manufacturing and AIMS to launch a project that directly connects customers to design and manufacturing. Customers are scanned for size, customize their apparel product, and then the garment is cut, sewn, and delivered - directly to the customer - according to their body measurements and preferences.

Try before you Buy Furniture

KinPlace is a revolutionary solution that lets you

  • Try a furniture before you buy!
  • “Move” and rearrange your room, see what it looks like.

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