Kinect Technology – A Grocery Cart that Can Follow The Wheelchair

June 5, 2011
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This gets better all the time with the Kinect technology and this is still being developed as you can see in the video with bringing laptop with you to the store but I can almost imagine it certainly won’t take long to get this going on a tablet device as well, which would be a bit more convenient for carrying around.

This gets better all the time with the Kinect technology and this is still being developed as you can see in the video with bringing laptop with you to the store but I can almost imagine it certainly won’t take long to get this going on a tablet device as well, which would be a bit more convenient for carrying around.

I had the chance this week to talk with the Microsoft executive who brought Kinect to the company and it was very interesting and he also stated the possibilities for healthcare are just starting to arise and was very positive about what we stand to see with additional developments.  There’s some additional information at the link below and a few other neat technologies you might want to check out.  BD 

Physical Virtue Solution To Assess and Train Neck Disorders, Microsoft Kinect And More As Shown This Week at the Israel Conference

Microsoft’s Kinect is the gift that keeps on giving for hackers, spawning everything from glasses-free teleconferencing to Tesla coil manipulation to uh, well, Android dance parties. But Luis de Matos’s wi-Go project is one of the most socially conscious we’ve seen: it adds a laptop and (despite its name) a Kinect to a shopping cart, enabling the cart to follow a wheelchair user.

Newest Kinect hack: a grocery cart that loyally follows disabled shoppers (video) — Engadget

 

wi-GO Project from Luis de Matos on Vimeo.


   

wi-GO Project from Luis de Matos on Vimeo.