Brunel University – Using Xbox Kinect to Improve the Mobility of Parkinson's Patients

This post comes to us courtesy of two researchers at Brunel University, who are making innovative use of the Xbox Kinect to help with the early detection and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. — Using Kinect to monitor and improve the mobility of Parkinson’s patients Dr. Konstantinos Banitsas and Mr. Amin Amini Maghsoud Bigy, from the…


Civica Conference March 2015 – a review by Gerald Haigh

The following is a guest post by Gerald Haigh. Microsoft partner Civica work extensively with schools, developing tailored ICT solutions making full use of Microsoft technologies including Office 365, and so I always look forward to their annual conference. This year they met in Sheffield, and because the motorway gremlins had closed the M1 at…


How students can develop an advertising campaign using Kinect Sports

When you play Kinect Sports, if you look carefully you will see that parts of the game have been used for advertising – just like in real life. For example, you can see adverts around the football stadium and also on the volleyball posts in Beach Volleyball. Activity In this activity, we are going to…


Instructional Writing with Kinect Sports

Kinect Sports is highly intuitive. This means the actions in the game resemble many that occur in real life. The game also provides a useful tutorial before you start playing each sport which re-caps what you have to do to in order to succeed. Imagine that these tutorials were not there and you had to…


Microsoft Kinect SDK 1.5

  We are pleased to announce that we have released version 1.5 of the Kinect for Windows runtime and SDK. Additionally, Kinect for Windows hardware is now available in Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. Starting next month, Kinect for Windows hardware will be available in 15 additional countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland,…


Kinect Effect Infographic

The education team are big fans of Kinect for XBOX 360, not just for gaming, but for its innovative uses across the education and health sectors, also. Building on the amazing Kinect Effect video that we showcased earlier this week on the blog, our colleagues in the XBOX team have just released an interesting infographic…

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Kinect outside of gaming

In the space of a year, Kinect for XBOX 360 has come a long way. Quickly becoming the fastest selling consumer electronics device of all time and recently crowned T3 gadget of the year, the innovative device is now used for a wide range of non-gaming applications. The recent release of the Kinect SDK has…

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Great examples of the Kinect in action

With the recent announcement of the Kinect SDK there will, I am sure, be some great examples of interesting uses of Kinect within education appearing over the coming weeks. In the meantime, I thought I would share the following videos of the Kinect in action. Impressive stuff! Have you come across any interesting examples of…

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