Hej, denna vecka firar vi att Kinect fyller ett år. Det visade sig att Kinect har haft påverkan långt utanför vardagsrummet, ett fenomen som vi kallar Kinect-effekten.
Xbox 360 Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of the “Kinect Effect”
One year ago this week, Xbox 360 set out tochange the way we interact with games and entertainment with the launch ofKinect for Xbox 360. Controller-free games and entertainment – once the stuffof science fiction – had become a reality through the magic of Kinect. Sales immediately soared with more than 10 million Kinect sensors sold, settingthe Guinness World Record as the fastest-selling consumer electronics device in60 days along the way. Kinect opened up Xbox to a broad set of new audiencesbringing new categories of entertainmentto the platform. Leading brands such as Disney, Sesame Street andNational Geographic were inspired by the simplicity and intuitiveness ofKinect’s voice and gesture control technologies, developing immersive, funexperiences for everyone. Nearly 40world-leading entertainment providers, Comcast, Verizon FiOS and HBO GOwill join current providers like Netflix, Hulu Plus and ESPN on Xbox 360 thisholiday season and beyond, to deliver TV entertainment experiences that aremore personal, effortless and social.
People were inspired. Six months ago, adiverse group of hobbyists and academics from around the world embraced thepossibilities of Kinect. In a wave of creativity, they downloaded the MicrosoftKinect for Windows SDK and began developing creative applications andinnovative uses in healthcare, education, art and so much more. Microsofthas recognized this phenomenon as “The Kinect Effect.”
Marking the November 4thanniversary of Kinect, Xbox 360 today announced that the Kinect for Windowscommercial program will be launched early next year. The commercial programwill give businesses the tools to develop applications that not only couldimprove their own operations, but potentially revolutionize entire industries.To date, more than 200 businesses worldwide—including Toyota, Houghton MifflinHarcourt and Razorfish— have joined a Kinect for Windows pilot program to beginexploring the possibilities of Kinect. While no one knows what the futureholds, if the past year is any indication, it’s going to be inspiring.
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