Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kinect machine vision application

Regulars to these pages know that I’m pretty excited about the potential of Microsoft’s Kinect, in fact I’m working on an industrial application right now, but I haven’t yet seen any real applications.

That has all changed with the announcement of the “Collision-Proof” power wheelchair from GeckoSystems. This uses the Kinect to detect hazards and stop with wheelchair user/driver from hitting them. There’s lots of info and a couple of movies on the page I’ve linked to, so just click on that. I think you’ll agree that this seems like a great application for this inexpensive 3D imaging system.

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