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
Lol@ Coolinra Beansei haha good one. =]

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.

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".

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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