Kinect Turns One – MS Launches Kinect Effect Site

Posted by at 11:10 am on October 31, 2011

Microsoft is kicking off the first-year anniversary of Kinect this week with launching a Kinect Effect site. The Xbox 360’s full-body motion controller has been changing education and medicine, such as teaching autistic children and letting surgeons check medical images while still in gloves, the company’s communications VP Frank Shaw said. He didn’t give an update on sales but reiterated that eight million Kinects sold in roughly the first two months.

The company was on track to expand the Kinect developer kit to commercial use early next year, Microsoft said. A test program for using it with paid apps beyond the Xbox already had over 200 submissions from 20 different countries, Shaw outlined.

To mark the occasion, Microsoft has posted a video showing examples of how the add-on is going beyond the game system.

Leave a Reply

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Sign up to receive breaking news
as well as receive other site updates

Enter your Email


Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

Log in

Copyright © 2008 - 2020 · StreetCorner Media , LLC· All Rights Reserved ·