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Submitted by MattyG 835d ago | video

Woman Uses Kinect To Send Email For The First Time Since Her Stroke Twelve Years Ago

Kotaku- Here's a heartwarming story: a man named Chad Ruble hacked a Kinect to allow his mom, a stroke victim, to send e-mail for the first time in 12 years. Watch and enjoy. (Kinect, Xbox 360)

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Sabrina_Holmes  +   835d ago
That is such a great story to read. Always great that technology can help make some people's lives easier that suffered like that.
Muffins1223  +   834d ago
I wounder who the dick was to disagree to your comment...(Edit:Probably the one guy who disliked it on youtube lol)
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HammadTheBeast  +   834d ago
I know this probably isn't the time. But imagine if the account gets banned lol! Badum Tish!

Thanks, I'll be here all night.
Snookies12  +   835d ago
Yeah, I may not really care for the Kinect, but this is definitely nice to see. :]
GribbleGrunger  +   835d ago
Let's not wish her well, let's advertise Kinect. It's all so touching.
Tetsujin  +   835d ago
So I'm not the only one who thought of that...
Redgehammer  +   834d ago
So, you are happy to find someone else that`s as callous, and unfeeling, as your comment frames you to be?
GribbleGrunger  +   834d ago
Callous is taking this story and putting it on a gaming site to advertise Kinect. You clearly don't understand context.

This is sickening
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cpayne93  +   835d ago
The video was made by the son of that women there, a guy who also created the hack. You honestly think he is doing this to advertise kinect?
dark-hollow  +   834d ago
oh, if it isn't the king of tinfoil hats.
everything is an evil scheme done by Microsoft.
Blankman85  +   834d ago
Was wondering how you and your brethem would come in and ruin this. That was low. Wish they'd just ban you already
MattyG  +   834d ago
And the award for "D-bag of the year" goes to... GribbleGrunger for his incredible achievements in soul-sucking! Congratulations!
Knight_Crawler  +   834d ago
@GribbleGinger - I hope Satan has a seat reserved for you right next to him.

People like you take fanboyism to another level.
Ben_Grimm  +   834d ago
Seriously, could you be anymore of a complete a##.

To turn this into a Kinect issue. Pathetic.
Trenta27  +   834d ago
Nice going. That old lady is going to see this and cry because of you.
Gwyn-Lord-Of-Cinder  +   834d ago
wow dude ur a dick
edonus  +   834d ago
"I can feel your hate... It gives you focus."

The Emperor
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   835d ago
Really heartfelt story... but notice what Kinect is doing for gaming...
Belking  +   834d ago
"but notice what Kinect is doing for gaming.."

Doing enough to keep people like you trolling....lol Kinect has done more for gaming and the industry than move, which is half past dead. I own both and kinect is more versatile whether its enjoying a game with the kids or using it to navigate the xbox dashboard.

This is a great story and Kinect is awesome technology and the device has a bright future. The above video is a perfect example of how versatile it can be.
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CommonSenseGamer  +   834d ago
I finally picked up kinect over the weekend. Its everything that the ps3 eye should have been but isn't. Its the most fun I've had watching my kids play since we had the eyetoy on PS2.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   835d ago
:D I'm so happy to read something like this. I would highly recommend donating to companies who are trying to help the disabled, be it games or anything else.
ArmrdChaos  +   835d ago
Funny...this isn't a Kinect advertisement at all. It has plugs for ITP Camp and National Aphasia Association. Do you think MS is going to sponser an ad where the person is using an Apple laptop? This woman is using technology to do something she couldn't do before...good for her. You could have just moved along and ignored the article all together...but that seething hate for MS got the better of you. Surely there has to be a Wonderbook article somewhere you can promote instead.
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MattyG  +   835d ago
Thank you! They just had to play the fanboy card. I submitted this article because my dad has ALS (similar to a stroke, but with no recovery) and I thought it was a nice article that showed how gaming or gaming devices can assist the disabled. I did NOT submit it to get hate comments towards Microsoft. It's nice to see that there are some reasonable and intellegent people on N4G.
Belking  +   834d ago
That's a great story and it's nice to see kinect used to assist in that way. This is one of the ways MS envisioned the tech would be used. I know for a fact it is being used in similar ways around the world right now.

Don't worry about the fanboy haters here. Anytime you mention anything MS in a positive way they seem to get a tad bit jealous because Kinect is more successful and more innovative than PS move. The proof is the video you just showed. Kinect removes the barriers associated with disabled people and allows them them to accomplish things like that. Sorry people but it's the truth.

Now bring on the disagrees.
Blankman85  +   834d ago
But those harry potter fans are ripe for the picking though! /s
SOULJER  +   834d ago
Very thoughtful gesture from a son to his mother. Just goes to show that creativity can come from just about anywhere. Great story that deserves to be shared without the platform disputes.
edonus  +   834d ago
Looks like she can use kinect better than most of the gaming journalists out there. Maybe they should hire her to review kinect games then at least we'd get the opinion of someone that can actually make it work.

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