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Biometric Video Game Helps Kids Curb Their Temper

Written on October 29, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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RAGE Control video game was developed by the Boston Children’s hospital to help children control their anger

Kids generally have a short temper, especially when things don’t go their way. Luckily, the Boston Children’s Hospital has created a video game that will help them calm down and curb their anger.

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Find Lost Objects With A Wireless Sensor Tag

Written on August 27, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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The Wireless Sensor Tag is small monitor that may be attached to items that are easy to lose, it alerts owners on changes in temperature or movement of any tagged objects.

The “Wireless Sensor Tag” is a small monitor that enables owners to track their lost items. Absent minded people, can now track the movement or change in temperature of any item assigned to a tag, even when they are not at home.

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Windows Gets “Kinectified” this Spring

Written on February 22, 2011 by Charles Bass

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Listen gamers! A non-commercial Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit will be out this spring. Good news, right?

This Spring, Windows gets Kinect-ed!

As it turns out, “the right time” for Microsoft to release an official non-commercial Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit is Spring time. The report was revealed during Microsoft’s “show-and-tell discussion” also known as TechForum. The company’s chief research and strategy office Craig Mundie, along with Interactive Entertainment Business president Don Mattrick, revealed their plans to release the SDK as a free download this Spring. The projects is a “collaboration” between Microsoft Research and IEB and promises to “give academic researchers and enthusiasts access to key pieces of the Kinect system — such as the audio technology, system application programming interfaces and direct control of the Kinect sensor itself.”

As quoted from the official Microsoft Blog:

“This morning, Craig and Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB), announced plans to release a non-commercial Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit, or SDK, this spring.”

Are you ready for some Kinect-filled Spring?

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Letting Your Kinect Sense Your Gestures

Written on November 17, 2010 by Adam Eve

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The Wii revolutionized video games with its motion-sensitive controller. Now, Microsoft has one-upped Nintendo by getting rid of the controller completely. Just set up your Kinect, wave, and have fun.

As what the tag line says: With Microsoft Kinect, you are the controller. It lets you interact personally to your console as it allows you to play games using your arms, legs and body. Simply put, Kinect lets your whole body in the game. So how does Microsoft Kinect work? The answer is in its Motion Sensor.

The Kinect has a motion sensor that tracks your entire body. As you play, it creates your digital skeleton based on depth data. So when you move, the sensor will capture it and put you in the game. But the key on how to effectively let your Kinect sense your gesture is not on the movements that you make, but on how you place your sensor.

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