The Future of Xbox? Microsoft Demonstrates Portable Kinect Gaming Technology

Forbes- It wasn’t a coincidence that Microsoft used the week of the Game Developers Conference (GDC 2012) in San Francisco to tout new experimental technology. Dubbed the Wearable Multitouch Projector (WMP), Microsoft Research, which is celebrating its 20th year, unveiled an interesting piece of wearable (and portable) technology that could impact games down the road (in some form or the other).

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peeps2442d ago

Interesting but surely if the things strapped to you shoulder you need to keep that shoulder completely motionless to keep the display in 1 place...

MeridianHope2442d ago

This is hilariously awkward and silly looking. It's also not a new idea.


In particular, look at the images / videos at the bottom of the page. Significantly more impressive and has been around for over 4 years.

raymantalk12442d ago

here is a video of what you are on about and yes it is old and imo allot better than the ms effort

cstyle2442d ago (Edited 2442d ago )

yea, but kinect wasn't designed to do that stuff. That's why its so impressive. Plus the designer of that tech in that vid you linked worked at Microsoft.

MeridianHope2442d ago


Uhm... where did you get that the designer worked at MS? The person who created the SixthSense tech was a student at MIT. He did not work for MS.

LOGICWINS2442d ago (Edited 2442d ago )

Its clearly a prototype. There gunna use it as a starting point and then figure out what to do from here. Uve gtta be nuts to have something like that on shoulder all day just to play kinect lol.

It's an interesting concept for sure...but I don't see much practical portable use for it. Right NOW, I can easily use my smartphone to project vids(in high quality) to a tv or computer via HDMI.

If this tech reached smartphones, I guess you could project vids and photos on a wall or something for your friends to see...but seriously, how often would you use a projector on your smartphone? And wouldn't it kill your battery in an hour or so?

iamnsuperman2442d ago

interesting but i wouldn't call it " wearable (and portable) technology that could impact games down the road". Lots of work needs to be done to scale the size down but interesting none the less

360GamerFG2442d ago (Edited 2442d ago )

Lol yeah no thanx Microsoft, its cool and all but I'm not walking about with a Kinect on my shoulder just so that I can make a call on a wall looking like a 'Predator' or 'Universal Soldier'

Hufandpuf2442d ago

looks good so far, but what will it bring to the table that smart phones aren't already able to do?

brettyd2442d ago

Pretty cool but also completely pointless.

LOGICWINS2442d ago

I agree. Who in the right mind will take the time to project a dialpad onto a wall and dial the numbers on the wall EVERYTIME they make a call? It's more about showing off than having a practical use.

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