Using Xbox Kinects researchers are helping people to breathe

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by Plazma Inferno!, Mar 28, 2016.

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    A team of British healthcare researchers is using the motion-sensing Kinect technology to assess the respiratory function of hospital patients. They've combined four Kinect sensors into a system that can quickly create a 3D image of a patient's torso, allowing a doctor to measure how the chest wall moves. During testing, the system not only already proved more accurate than current methods like spirometry, but also yields additional data about chest movement that could help to identify respiratory problems, such as cystic fibrosis. But the biggest advantage, its creators say, is its low price - each Kinect sensor costs just £100 ($140).

    How awesome is knowing that Kinect has so many cool uses and almost none of them involve gaming.

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