2Detecting PTSD in Soldiers and Veterans
A DARPA-funded project called SimSensei uses a virtual persona linked to Kinect to detect the nonverbal signs that someone is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD affects 11 to 20 percent of veterans who recently served in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
3Diving Into CRM Data
4Democratizing 3D Printing
5Rendering Better Brain Scans
Imanova, a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging specialist is testing Kinect in a program aimed at clearing up blurry brain scans. The sensor’s ability to detect slight movements can help remove artifacts from diagnostic images, enabling researchers to get a clearer view inside patients’ brains.
6Empowering Smarter Shoppers
At the Future Food District at Milan Expo 2015, shoppers could get information on any one of 1,500 grocery products simply by pointing at an item. Two hundred Kinect for Xbox One sensors and a custom application from Accenture and Avanade showed visitors all they probably ever wanted to know about the produce they picked up, including when they were picked and where they were warehoused.
7Adding Intelligence to Digital Signage
At the 2015 National Retail Federation Big Show conference, NEC showed off interactive digital signage that reacts to a customer’s presence. Using NEC’s facial recognition and demographic software, it can also collect anonymized demographic data to help retailers fine-tune their in-store marketing efforts.
8Powering Fancy Fountains
9Improving One’s Golf Game
Guru Training Systems, a Belgium-based sports technology company, uses Kinect to provide its My Swinguru and Swinguru Pro software solutions with 2D and 3D captures of a golfer’s swing, enabling them to provide immediate feedback.