Kinect for Windows being used to put patients at ease

A children's clinic in Miami which specializes in treating children with cancer and blood disorders hopes to shake things up by introducing new technology which can be used to put patients at ease during treatment.

Microsoft Kinect is one of the many pieces of technology being implemented and is being used to help reinforce patients' mind-body connection with engaging play and entertainment. The use of technology in general also serves as a way of reducing patients' fear of technology and the treatments they face.

We feel the use of Kinect being used for the rehabilitation and enjoyment of patients' is great and it is a good example of how devices like the Kinect can be used for a more serious purpose, without losing its light-hearted and fun appeal.

Source: Technet

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maybe with some work, kinect can be used for physiological purposes, like detecting the first signs of stroke when you ask a patient to stretch their arms/walk in circles/etc

Now, if only they could put tormented Windows 8 users at ease! hehe

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On the point, it's good to see the ever expanding applications of Kinect!

Greatest gaming peripheral ever? I'm having a hard time thinking of something better. I hope Microsoft shrinks the tech so it can fit inside smaller devices.

Figure 8 Dash said,
Greatest gaming peripheral ever? I'm having a hard time thinking of something better. I hope Microsoft shrinks the tech so it can fit inside smaller devices.

Coupled with the tech they're working on so every pixel on a screen can individually 'see', cool stuff is being envisioned. Think insanely advanced virtual/interactive windows. And other possibilities I can't come up with on my own.

I love the device potential, haven't picked one up yet cause I don't see anything useful yet...guess I want that "Minority Report" type interface experience...except not as stupid...or exhausting...or inefficient...no wonder it's taking so long. Kidding aside, very glad to see it being used this way.

Hahaiah said,
I love the device potential, haven't picked one up yet cause I don't see anything useful yet...guess I want that "Minority Report" type interface experience...except not as stupid...or exhausting...or inefficient...no wonder it's taking so long. Kidding aside, very glad to see it being used this way.

Pair a Kinect with a Microsoft PixelSense screen/computer (The old Surface), and you can have it now, it just isn't 'cheap'.