Kinect in the operating theater

I’m often asked where I see Kinect going next and much like the Kinect Effect advert, I put that question back on the questioner. One of the answers I give is we see it going into more and more places outside of the living room – places like schools and hospitals. In fact in the advert, there is a brief moment where you see Kinect in an operating theater.

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That’s not happening tomorrow, it’s happening today, at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto. Earlier this week, Discovery Channel Canada dropped in on Sunnybrook and got a demo of how Kinect is being used.

Discovery Channel also stopped by our What’s Next booth at CES where I spoke with Ziya about natural user interfaces on Surface 2.0 and with Kinect.