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Submitted by AkatsukiPain 852d ago | news

WA student uses Xbox for aged care help

A Perth student has devised a low-cost home monitoring system for the sick, elderly or disabled, using an off-the-shelf X-box Kinect game console.

As part of a research project, Edith Cowan University computer science honours student Laurence Da Luz has developed software that uses the built-in motion detection features within an X-box Kinect to continually track a person's movements in their home and learn their daily routine. (Culture, Kinect, Xbox 360)

AkatsukiPain  +   852d ago
As much as I think kinect & other devices are just gimmicks, im always down for it when ppl can use it for a good cause. I respect elderly ppl & give those who help them much props. Good job WA student, much respect to u.

Shinra Tensei
coolbeans  +   852d ago
Indeed. It's fascinating to see just how far superfluous videogame peripherals have come in regards to technology.

Coolinra Beansei
AkatsukiPain  +   852d ago
@coolbeans
Lol@ Coolinra Beansei haha good one. =]

@NukaCola
Definitely agree & its always good to see how gaming helps our society in any way. Even folding@HOME is alot help aslong as its for a good cause, its never a bad thing.

@TiberusX87
Well no matter if it doesnt get attention from the rest of the world, those who do know will never forget & are thankful especially the ppl they are helping. The smile they put on their faces is, "PRICELESS".

@HOMEJek_Porkins
Indeed, its always cool to have an article that doesnt have each side pulling their hairs out lol. Atleast we can all agree on something positive together once in a while before we go back to our internet text battles lol. =]

Shinra Tensei
NukaCola  +   852d ago
Like the Wii being used in physical therapy for people with serious injuries from car accidents to combat. Its good when anyone helps another in anyway they can. I truly don't know how much I helped but when PS3 first came out, I used folding@HOME a lot because it was a good way to support medical research.
TiberusX87  +   852d ago
Perth doesn't receive a lot of attention within the Game Industry, so it's great to see something productive coming from our hometown. What a remarkable idea!
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Jek_Porkins  +   852d ago
Nice to see a positive human interest story intersect with a positive gaming story.
Dogswithguns  +   852d ago
Great news..
Knight_Crawler  +   852d ago
Faith in humanity restored.
goldwyncq  +   852d ago
If I have a penny every time someone says that...

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