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The technology recognizes open and closed hand gestures

Microsoft Research posted a YouTube video that shows off new Kinect technology, which may be available in time for the new Xbox console.

The video, which features Microsoft researcher Cem Keskin, shows how "Kinect 2.0" captures movement of the hands more accurately than current Kinect hardware/software, and can even be used to maneuver Windows 8 apps.

Keskin's demonstration shows how Kinect 2.0 can recognize open and closed hand gestures, which allows him to draw in Windows 8 apps like Fresh Paint and navigate the Bing Maps app.

He is able to draw when his fists are closed, and if he wants to select an app in Windows 8, he simply open and closes his hand over the desired app.

Some speculate that the new Kinect could make its way out around the release of the new Xbox console. The new Xbox, which is expected to make an appearance at E3 this year, features specs like a processor with x64 architecture and eight cores running at 1.6 GHz; a custom D3D 11.1 class unit GPU running at 800 MHz; 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and 32 MB of fast embedded SRAM.

Check out the video here:

Source: YouTube



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Seems more like the original from primesense
By someguy123 on 3/6/2013 3:27:07 PM , Rating: 2
I remember seeing the technology behind kinect at some tradeshow and it was already functioning down to the finger gesture level. I believe what was holding it back was the cheaper camera in the Kinect and the USB speed limitations of the 360 console per port, done to avoid stealing bandwidth from other devices. This is pretty much what the kinect should have been, though I still don't think we'll see any good games make use of it.




RE: Seems more like the original from primesense
By WoWCow on 3/6/2013 3:58:58 PM , Rating: 3
HA!

I could easily see a Black and White (God game) remake with this new sucker plugged in!

That's right, NO MORE OF MY MOUSE MOVEMENTS!

MY HAND GESTURES SHALL STRIKE LIGHTING DOWN AT THEE!

Say, who hasn't wished to be as powerful as the almighty himself with this possibility?


By StevoLincolnite on 3/6/2013 6:07:36 PM , Rating: 2
Black and White (the game) already has a similar type of technology supported.
Although it is a glove, it was still bloody god damn awesome (Pun intended) to use.
I'm actually surprised we haven't seen a new Black and White game that utilizes the Kinect though.


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