interesting story regarding kinect. apparently, a little autistic boy is handling it like a pro. this is interesting since he’s not able to handle the traditional controls. the boy is kyle, son of john yan from gamingnexus.com.
the whole article is pretty great, but this in particular was interesting:
But, I decided to see if he could follow my directions and interact with the menus. I said hold out your hand and place it on the button. Without any hesitation, he put his hand up and moved it over the button on the screen and held it there until the circle animation finished, indicating the button has been pressed. After that initial coaching, he proceeded to move around in the menus without much vocal cues from me.
i know i have been bashing kinect all this time, but i love seeing new uses for technology. kind of like how the wii is great for seniors and their health. gamingnexus.com has the full article, but it’s worth a read. i’m not sure that one case makes kinect a legitimate gaming device, but it’s definitely got my attention.