Researchers use Xbox One’s Kinect to help kids with cerebral palsy
If we’re being honest with ourselves (and we should), Kinect for Xbox One has been something of a dud. The games integrating the motion-control tech have been so-so and the voice recognition is still noticeably lacking.
Scientists at Canada’s Bloorview Research Institute, though, might have found a way to make it an extraordinarily useful peripheral by using it to help kids with cerebral palsy regain lost motor function.The games being used, reports Polygon, were originally created for the Xbox 360’s Kinect. However, kids (being kids) found that they could use that system’s lack of precision tocheat. The original Kinect also couldn’t discern if a child was in a wheelchair.