Kinect is now even better at recognizing you sitting down

Technology can be great when it works properly and absolutely infuriating when it doesn’t. A good example of is when the internet in your building doesn’t work and you can’t do your work all morning because of it.

Maybe that’s a bit too personal. How about when we heard the Kinect didn’t do that great of a job detecting players who were sitting down? A bit more universal there, and while Microsoft and developers have repeatedly come out and stated that the tech can detect seated players Microsoft has now gone one step further and reworked Kinect’s algorithm in order to make it do so even better. The people behind the motion sensing peripheral have moved a node on the body model from the base of the spine to the back of the neck. Now players who put their knees higher than their waists can be more easily detected.

Does this mean that Kinect will land and work perfectly for everyone now? Don’t’ be ridiculous, it’s a Microsoft product. If you thought not being able to sit was the least of your worries wait until you get hit by the Red Laser of Searing Death and Destruction (RLoSDD).

Kinect’s sitting down woe finally over [Eurogamer, via Joystiq]

Technology can be great when it works properly and absolutely infuriating when it doesn’t. A good example of is when the internet in your building doesn’t work and you can’t do your work all morning because of it.

Maybe that’s a bit too personal. How about when we heard the Kinect didn’t do that great of a job detecting players who were sitting down? A bit more universal there, and while Microsoft and developers have repeatedly come out and stated that the tech can detect seated players Microsoft has now gone one step further and reworked Kinect’s algorithm in order to make it do so even better. The people behind the motion sensing peripheral have moved a node on the body model from the base of the spine to the back of the neck. Now players who put their knees higher than their waists can be more easily detected.

Does this mean that Kinect will land and work perfectly for everyone now? Don’t’ be ridiculous, it’s a Microsoft product. If you thought not being able to sit was the least of your worries wait until you get hit by the Red Laser of Searing Death and Destruction (RLoSDD).

Kinect’s sitting down woe finally over [Eurogamer, via Joystiq]

Matthew Razak