Kinect mod useful in radiology image browsing

by Gareth Mankoo

The world’s got hope in games and that doesn’t only mean just a better means of recreation. The Microsoft motion-sensitive control now adds capability that stretches its use. The console can now be used to help medical personnel such as those who have to review radiological images during a surgery, which has to be inevitably performed with bloody gloves. This helps in close monitoring without requiring loss of sterilization (since motion is detected hands-free) and cost-effective to some extent. Researchers at Switzerland’s Forensic Medicine’s Virtopsy Project, at the University of Bern have figured that hooking a Kinect 3D video camera and wireless headset does well as a hands-free solution.

This is seen as one of the many practical uses that the Kinect can have over other motion sensing controllers that require touch.

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