Fig.1 The user interaction with the Microsoft Kinect through body movement
What makes this accessory distinct from the others is of the fact that player is the one who controls the gamesthrough making his/her own body movements throughout the game. Moreover, it lets the players get access toan easier interface that's capable of reading one's body movements, motion and voice commands. This can bedone through a
which is capable of recording the player's movements accessorized with a multi-array mic for the voice commands, a camera with CCD sensors, and a depth sensor also.
But for one thing, Kinect doesn’t just record your movements. Its system
of cameras, microphones, sensors andsoftware algorithms also records (and recognizes) your voice and can recognize faces and objects.2.
The depth sensor is an infrared projector combined with a monochrome CMOS
sensor that lets “Microsoft
sees the room in 3-D (as opposed to inferring the room from a 2-D image) under any lightingconditions.
array microphone in “
” locates voices by sound and can extract ambient noise. This
allows headset-free Xbox LIVE party chat and more.
Proprietary software at the heart of “
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he magic possible. This is what distances
” from any other technology on the market, enabling human body recognition and extract
other visual noise.
In addition to “
” tracking your full body movement in 3
-D, it also recognizes your face andfacial expressions. It can even detect the change of emotion in your voice.
” remembers your face and voice so that you can connect to Xbox LIVE without the need to
reach for a controller. This is the future!