Microsoft’s hi-tech Kinectacles and Kinect Bridge
Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor is an amazing technology used in the Xbox gaming device and this facilitates with two devices which are Kinectacles and Kinect Bridge. Kinectacles are a pair of hi-tech spectacles that enable the visually challenged people to move and navigate through their own ways. Kinect Bridge is a pioneering and innovative product that helps the speech impaired people to talk and communicate flawlessly with anyone out there. There are a lot more of innovations coming up from the tech freaks at Microsoft and some of them and their amazing and stunning features are discussed below in details.
Pregnant women will be served by a ‘personal doctor on the move’ i.e. a Windows 7 phone software called as the My Obstetrics. This will enables the pregnant women to keep a track throughout their course of pregnancy and motherhood and hence they will be able to monitor their BP and weight. They can perform checkups, monitoring of BP and weight throughout all the nine months of their course of pregnancy. This will provide them with an all-time present doctor like shoulder. The tech freaks at the Microsoft’s India Development Centre (MSIDC) have come up with nearly about 60 innovations and these are be displayed as the company’s third edition of the annual Garage Science Fair in India.
The Kinectacles prototype was developed by a team having three members namely Rishabh Verma, Atul Sharma and Aditi Goswami. This team has a lot of plans and hopes to develop a pair of spectacles using the Kinect PCB (printed circuit board) provided along with an audio output device. This will enable the visually challenged people to move as well as navigate easily in the indoors as well as at outdoors too. The Kinect Bridge recognizes hand gestures or body gestures of conversations, speech and visually challenged and converts them into text or voice. This product works with Windows as well as with Xbox too.
In India, the Microsoft garage fair is now into its 3rd edition and is targeted at developing more innovation in between the employees at Microsoft according to their free time. Matt Hempey, principal solutions manager, Microsoft Corporation described how the Indian innovations were growing tremendously in large amounts and are standing by the global level in Microsoft having about 40,000 people making use of the ‘garage fair’ innovations within the company itself. Matt Hempey in his own words said “This edition of the garage fair is the biggest in India with around 60 projects. We started out with 30 ideas in the first edition. We are seeing a lot of experimentation with Windows Phone, Xbox and Kinect.”