We all know the success story of Microsoft Kinect selling millions of units since its launch. But the real potential of Kinect is still to be explored. Microsoft on its part released the Kinect SDK for Windows to ramp up the development around Kinect. Yesterday, Microsoft posted a featured story showcasing how Microsoft Kinect helps doctors in hospitals to make stroke patients regain their movement.
Doctors are using Kinect to help stroke patients regain movement. Surgeons are using it to access information without leaving the operating room and in the process sacrificing sterility. Healthcare workers are even using it to help with physical therapy and children with developmental disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
“Honestly, what we know about here at Microsoft is but a tiny fraction of what is actually going on,” said Bill Crounse, a medical doctor and Microsoft’s senior director of worldwide health, referring to medical uses of Kinect. “Everywhere I go in the world – every hospital, college or public health organization, people are already doing something with Kinect or they plan to.”
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