DailyDirt: Kinect Hacks Are Just Appetizers...

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

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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    Daveat, 4 May 2011 @ 6:08pm


    Do none of you really not know about tobii?? its been out for a very long time much earlier then kinect
    Check it out here: www.tobiiati.com and here:www.tobii.com

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    teka, 4 May 2011 @ 9:38pm

    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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    Michael Ho (profile), 5 May 2011 @ 12:21pm

    Re: Re: Kinect

    agreed, teka... kinect is cool b/c it's a hackable platform. sure, there may be other devices that are better suited for specific tasks -- but the point is that the kinect has volume production behind it, so it'll be accessible to hobbyists who might want to tinker with it.

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