Microsoft has announced the Kinect Accelerator program which offers developers $20,000, some office space, training and technical support, in exchange for new innovations for Kinect. Applications are being accepted until the deadline January 25th, 2012. There will be 10 different teams selected from all applications.
Microsoft wants developers to expand Kinect technology for their Windows or Xbox platforms, apps, and in industries such as health care and education. As another incentive, Microsoft is prepared to also give cloud-hosted features for developers. Can we say “the possibilities are endless”?
For more information and applications, please follow this link.
Since the launch of Kinect devs have been hacking into it creating very cool innovations. Microsoft jumped on the hacking plane and let it be open-source releasing a Kinect SDK. However, there hasn’t been a slew of Kinect apps for the average person. You might see cool hacks (see this link) but nothing totally useful for everyday use. I did come across gesture control. Download can be found here. You could browse the web using Kinect gestures.
If you have been using the Kinect to do all sorts of things on your computer, let Levelsave know by commenting!