Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor
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You are the controller: Kinect provides a whole new way to play. It uses a sensor to track your body movement and recognize your face, even listen to your voice. If you know how to move your hands, shake your hips, or speak, you and your friends will be able to jump instantly into any Kinect experience.
Full-body play: Kinect provides a new way to play where you use all parts of your body - head, hands, feet and torso. When you're the controller, you don't just control the superhero, you are the superhero. Full-body tracking allows the Kinect sensor to capture your movement, from head to toe, to give players a full-body gaming experience.
Personalized play: Kinect provides an in-game experience in which the player's face and voice are recognized. Greet and speak to characters in the game, or simply step into view of the sensor to log into Xbox LIVE and connect with friends. Kinect is smart enough to remember voices and faces. Fun has never been so personalized.
Off-the-couch play: Kinect provides gameplay that gets you off the couch, on your feet and in the fun. Each Kinect experience is designed to get players moving, laughing, cheering and playing together. Kinect makes social gaming off-the-couch fun.
Kinect is controlled by movement: Far from a Nintendo Wii copycat, this Xbox 360 add-on is controller-free. The game players are the controller and make the images on the screen move by their movements and gestures. The on-screen items and avatars will reflect the gamers' actions accurately any time they skip to the music, duck a punch, leap for the ball, jump like a crazed baboon, or make any kind of motion.
Motion sensors make controllers redundant: Kinect's sensor bar is a sophisticated piece of hardware that includes an RGB camera, a multi-array microphone for voice recognition, and depth sensors for motion capturing. With all this technology at hand, Kinect does not require expensive controllers.
It even works in busy environments: Using an infrared-based camera, the Kinect system will automatically lock on to the players as soon as they enter the gaming arena. Even the tiniest movement will be tracked in such detail, and the system is so responsive, you may actually start to believe that you are truly racing down the street, chasing a devious villain.
Technical aspects: The Kinect system includes a depth sensor, a RGB camera, a multi-array microphone and a custom processor for proprietary software. Once the system has been activated, the camera will look for the game player's body, lock onto it and measure his or her positioning in 3D space; 48 joints are tracked in real-time, at 30 frames per second.
Up to four players can participate: This technology is powerful enough to easily track four people simultaneously, keeping the familiar multiplayer experience at its best. All you will need is a game area big enough so players won't bump into each other!