Project Natal Microsoft Xbox 360 Games
Microsoft recently filed for patents relating to their Project Natal, that will allow users to control a number of different games and applications on the system using just their body. The project is being considered for expanding to the PC realm, but those reports have not been confirmed or denied.
The patents go far beyond the game console, and they also detail that this kind of technology is something that is no longer reserved for parts of movies. They describe a system that may also use a wireless sensor along with 3D sensors and voice controls for the new project.
While on the outside and at first glance the project appears to be nothing more than another type of controller for the game, but when you delve deeper you start to realize how exactly the project can revolutionize gaming in ways that have never been imaginable before. The system captures motions by tracking skeletons and overlaying voice commands. It allows the user to control the game much like the Nintendo Wii does, but without the use of a controller in the hand of the user.
The patent also describes gestures that the user can make in order to control certain aspects of the game or flip through screens. The other gestures that were mentioned in the patents include “next” and “back” gestures that will allow the player to easily flip through screens and notifications while they play. The patent information is long and features a number of diagrams to explain exactly what it is that Project Natal does for the user.
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