DailyDirt: Kinect Hacks Are Just Appetizers…

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Microsoft Kinect is a cool platform that provides hints of future user interfaces that are touchless. Kinect is also being used in other projects, though, that could help advance the field of robotics. Here are some interesting Kinect links for everyone (while we wait for the Kinect platform to mature and really deliver cool stuff in the future).

By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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teka (profile) says:

Re: Kinect

And here we see a difference between a “Professional assistive and augmentative communication device” and “thing built from a mass-market home device”.

with just a quick look at the tobii website, i was interested in finding a cost, a pricepoint. Instead all i could find were references to medicare and financing and choices in dealing with your insurance provider.

A kinect costs a hundred twenty, hundred fifty bucks. Mayber that much again in interface gear, depending on what you do, plus free/open software to do it with.

No one is claiming this is a licensed/insured/approved device for any purpose, saving them from the “dealing with the medical industry” bloat that turns pricing into a shell game of subsidy and insurance.

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