Kinect used for interactive public space advertising

Quite a while ago I wrote about a young aspiring company named Rarebyte. The guys at Rarebyte have a bunch of very innovative ideas  ,… one of them is a new operational area for the Microsoft Kinect platform.

Their idea is to use the Kinect platform with associated middle-ware to create a new way for interactive public space advertising.

The System is installed at the subway station  Stephansplatz in Vienna as part of the (re)branding marketing campaign of A1.

Visitors of the subway station at the Stephansplatz can see themselves with speech and thought bubbles above their heads that contain entertaining and product specific slogans as well as different A1 logos.

But see for yourself 🙂

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articel at Der Standart -> link

wi-GO a cool Kinect usage to make someone’s life easier

The guys from the University of Beira Interior (Department of Informatics) came up with a wonderful idea how to use the Kinect to  improved quality of life for disabled persons.

The wi-GO project is a robot system based on sensor technology Kinect that enables disabled persons, elderly and pregnant women, .. to carry objects without difficulty, comfortably and safely.

The following video shows the difficulties a person in a wheelchair faces when navigating a shopping cart into a store.

But see for your self 🙂

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