How can the Microsoft Kinect aid the medical field? reports, leading online Canadian source for children’s health information, reports that developers are coming up with ingenious methods of improving surgical processes with the aid of Microsoft Kinect.

Kinect is a type of technology that allows the user to play video games on Xbox 360 without the need for a controller. The Kinect is equipped with a webcam-style add-on which projects infrared beams on everything in its path. This enables the user to control the game using gestures and voice commands. Further, Kinect is able to track the motions of its users. It can tell different users apart based on facial and body characteristics. Kinect is also relatively inexpensive, at $150, and holds the Guiness world record for fastest selling consumer electronics device.

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