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Xbox Kinect system helps autistic children play music

Children with severe autism and other profound learning difficulties have been given a new way to join in school music lessons via simple gestures, and an experimental system based on Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect.

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hennessey861460d ago

At least kind t has its uses else where

JBSleek1459d ago

Back handed compliments...

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31459d ago

I can control the xbox in it's entirety minus cutting it on, through Kinect, lol.

Septic1460d ago

That's brilliant. I think we can all agree that there need to be more attempts to making gaming accessible to as many people as possible, especially those with disabilities.

dredgewalker1459d ago

Not just gaming, it might be a helpful learning tool with the right software.

Shadonic1459d ago

there was an article years ago talking about a school using it to teach children in africa english by haveing them yell out the action in english to the person playing.

Godchild10201459d ago (Edited 1459d ago )

I remember Stevie Wonder mentioned something at a Video game award show about how he wanted developers to make games that can help handicap people interact with games better.

"Best Music Game was presented by Stevie Wonder. He called to video game creators to create handicap accessible games before giving out the award to Beatles Rockband."

http://www.examiner.com/art...

MobyRoyale1459d ago (Edited 1459d ago )

I remember hearing, some years back, about some device(I thinkable it was some sort of headgear) that allowed blind people in the study to temporarily see some bright neon orange, or green, or something.

Idk... could you even imagine? Going your entire life not being able to see? Then in an instance you could see something for a moment?

I *bet they were so nervous waiting to try it out. I bet you I would be in tears if I had been one of those people....

There is a lot of negativity in this world. But we can do some truly awesome things. Lol I mean the actual meaning of the word 'awesome' not how we overuse it ;).

This is just another thing. The amazing technology that we take for granted.... Idk, we are privileged.

This type of story always makes my day.

*To the future*

yesmynameissumo1459d ago

That's an awesome use of Kinect. If used properly, the implications could be astounding.

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