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Thursday, 24 June 2010 08:56

Kinect will end up in much more than just Xbox

Written by Nedim Hadzic
microsoft

Well, the underlying technology will

Well what kind of announcement would it be if there weren’t intentions to spam just about anyone with motion sensing products.

PrimeSense, the underlying camera-control technology that runs Kinect is already being predicted with "bright" future as it is set to be featured inside HTPCs by the end of the year. Furthermore, there are talks of a cable company that is interested in launching a gesture-controlled set top box in the summer next year.

Note, however, that PrimeSense uses two sensors for detecting movement in 3D space, but the motorized tilt and voice recognition functions will remain Microsoft’s property and thus will not be offered with these devices.

While this means that gaming, even the casual kind, is probably out of the picture, it might also mean less lag and less frustration for the customers who want to change their channels the "new and improved" way of waving around. Well, remotes are getting too complicated.

More here.

 

PrimeSense, the underlying camera-control technology that runs Kinect is already being predicted with bright future as it is set to be featured inside HTPCs by the end of the year. Furthermore, there are talks of a cable company that is interested in launching a gesture-controlled set top box in the summer next year.

 

Note, however, that PrimeSense uses two sensors for detecting movement in 3D space, but the motorized tilt and voice recognition functions will remain Microsoft’s property and thus will not be offered with these devices.

 

Unfortunately, while we at least see the reasoning behind Kinect (as well as the cheapish/cost-cutting nature that will doom it to casual gaming), we can’t understand why anyone would get rid of good old remotes in favor of lifting your hands and waving around to change channels.

 

 

 

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