How the Kinect is revolutionizing medicine
When the Kinect was first introduced back in November 2010, many including myself thought how it will revolutionize gaming and how we interact and play games (with the user being the controller). Well, since November there have been many hacking away at the new technology seeing what else can be done with it. Some for fun and some for real world practical situations. Now the Kinect is taking medicine, mainly surgery, to another level.
Doctors at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto, Canada hooked the Kinect to their medical imaging computer and hacked it so that they can view MRI scans without having to leave the room. Just by waving their hands, they can view and move around the scans and see everything right in front of them saving tons of time and wasted energy. No longer do they have to leave the operating room, disinfect, check the scans, come back and disinfect again. Everything happens then and there.
This video below can also give you a first hand idea of how the Kinect technology can be used. Doctors at Wake Forest University School of Medicine demonstrate how they can use 3D imaging with Kinect to use their hands to move around the scans.
Via Jay Parkinson MD