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Microsoft Kinect for Windows with Jack

on ‎11-18-2011 08:14 PM

This is a guest post from my colleague Abhijit Dastidar, Marketing Manager for Tecnomatix.

I know you all are familiar with Microsoft Kinect for Windows and how its full body tracking system allows you to use your gestures and voice commands to play video games. Kinect for Windows gives you freedom from clumsy controllers and remotes.

But did you know that in June of this year Microsoft released Kinect for Windows SDK so that developers can build natural user interfaces (NUI) for their Windows applications? This allowed developers, researchers and enthusiasts to use the Kinect for Windows' unique interface in ways we could have only imagined before. You can check some of these example applications here.

At Siemens PLM Software we are looking for innovative ways to bring the NUI capabilities of Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows to Jack. Jack is our human simulation solution that allows manufacturers to design safe, efficient and comfortable workplace environments.

Check this video and see how Microsoft Kinect for Windows and Jack could make the process of designing and optimizing manual workplace environments fast, easy and a bit more fun.