January 14, 2013
We posted this video in 2012, but we now truly believe that 2013 will be the year to “Leap”. The solution looks and apparently works fantastically. There was some buzz around it in 2012 but this year with a suspected retail price of around $69 (and hopefully coming to the UK later in the year) it should start to create some market share. Anyway please enjoy the video below.
January 11, 2013
There is some crazy awesome technology coming out of Las Vegas this week as the annual International Consumer Electronics Show takes over the Las Vegas Convention Center. And you though 3-D was the future. In a partnership between Samsung and Microsoft, a new awesome level of interactive living space is in the works. Microsoft calls it “Ilumiroom” and it works in concert with your Xbox Kinect.
August 6, 2012
So every new year its common place to make resolutions, and one of the top resolutions is to get fit. Why not make this an everyday goal with the help of Nike + Kinect.
Assess your fitness level and get fit through challenges, partner workouts and a customised program.
Nike+ Kinect Training brings the same personalized training that is provided to elite Nike athletes, to your home by way of the Xbox and Kinect system.
July 23, 2012
At C24 we like Kinect from Microsoft. Having highlighted Kinect in retail several times we spotted this concept that takes it out of the store and into a larger public place. The world’s largest show store in a station? Could possibly be a good idea for pop up shops and potential those companies that are making the move from online to physical storefront.
July 2, 2012
Venture Capitalists are licking their chops after watching several companies vie for funding in Microsoft’s Kinect demo day. Kinect, for some that might not know, is the motion-sensing accessory for the Xbox 360. The technology is quite impressive. I have one and have been using it for sports video games. My family loves its application for dance and exercise-type games.
People have been hacking the Kinect since it launched but kudos to Microsoft for allowing the ideas to flourish rather than clamped down on user modifications. Having elderly parents, I’m intrigued at some of the ideas with regards to medical and mobility applications. Check out the link provided.
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May 21, 2012
This takes computer interaction to a whole new level.Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements. just imagine the possibilities with things like gaming, web surfing or even producing music
April 25, 2012
So what to do, if you have a new product and it is not quite ready for a big show, but you want to get people excited about it and want them to try it out and look at it freely by themselves.Great video below from Nissan at the Chicago autoshow.
The Kinect solution from Microsoft is really delivering for organisations who can think a little differently.
March 20, 2012
The video below could help with a number of issues with traditional shopping, we can see it helping with engagement and increased conversions are the obvious ones.
Bloomingdale’s recently contracted with British body-mapping firm Bodymetrics to provide an in-store service to help women purchase the correct size jeans. The Bodymetrics PodÂ system uses an array of eight Kinect for Windows scanners that analyze and categorize your body based on a 3D model. This helps you find clothes that fit and will reduce the 40% return rate in the process.
You step into the Pod and get scanned. Then it classifies you into one of three groups. Emerald, sapphire, or ruby. Then you can match yourself with sizes and styles that fit your classification before you buy. Here’s some footage from the system in action at an earlier installation at UK retailer Selfridges:
Bodymetrics @ Selfridges, Oxford Street, London from Bodymetrics Ltd. on Vimeo.
March 2, 2012
Microsoft has demonstrated an early prototype of a Kinect-powered shopping cart, which is being developed for Whole Foods by Texas-based company Chaotic Moon. The project is called the “Smarter Cart” and it uses a tablet and scanners to read the items you place inside, check whether they’re on your shopping list, cross them off and ring them up.
The motorized cart can follow you around the store and has voice recognition and speech so you can give it instructions and it can let you know if the item you added wasn’t on your list or is the wrong type of item. The “Smarter Cart” has a Windows 8 tablet and uses a UPC scanner and RFID to read the items. All you really need to do is upload a shopping list and place the items in the cart. It will cross them off your list and you won’t have to wait in a long line at the checkout because your items are rung up as you go.
Check out the cart in action in GeekWire‘s video below:
January 18, 2012
There are two big battlefields currently playing out at present 1) Motion sensors which are linked to the extraordinary success of Microsoft Kinect device 2) Voice activation. Below is a really interesting video that highlights some of the technology making an appearance soon. C24 love these kind of concepts as we can see how they would be used within retail and other business sectors. Anyway enjoy…..