Can Kinect Handle a Player Lying Down? Yes and No

Amidst all the hubbub around the question of whether Kinect can or can't handle a player sitting on a couch, one related question seems to have been lost: Can Kinect handle players lying on the floor? This important issue was finally addressed at a session of the Develop Conference in Brighton today, and the answer is a definitive "kind of."

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T9X693071d ago

Hell whats the next question? Can Kinect handle players standing on their head? Can Kinect handle players peaking around corners?

AAACE53071d ago

Can someone lay down and play a game with Kinect?

The hate is getting kinda petty now! Next they will be asking if someone can play it while they are asleep!

RageAgainstTheMShine3071d ago

i guess we'll never know if we don't see it.

Blaze9293071d ago

what i don't get is people know what the point of Kinect is, to get people on their feat and into the game. So why do people keep asking if it can do things it's not even made for? Did MS promise you can use this laying down? Like T9X69 said, what's next? Can Kinect make you breakfast?

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KionicWarlord2223071d ago

"The case of the lying down Kinect player doesn't quite end there, though. Oliver said that after a bit of tinkering, the Blitz team found that Kinect could still successfully detect a push-up simply by observing the player silhouette transmitted by the system's camera. While the solution required a bit of extra coding on the developer's part, Oliver said that what the team came up with demonstrates the versatility of the Kinect hardware in the hands of a resourceful developer. "You don't need to rely on the system," Oliver said. "You can write your own [detection routine] if you know what you're looking for."

Good to know .

dizzleK3071d ago

it's really a shame that AO games aren't allowed because the possibilities for this thing seem truly limitless.

joypads3071d ago

it's really sad when all they can talk about is can Kinect do this & that ! i dont blame them though because this is what microsoft's innovation does to people.FAIL

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