Scientist at work.
"PlayStation Move's camera-plus-controller combination allows for the most precise and immersive gaming experiences," said John McCutchan, senior engineer, SCEA Developer Support. "Now we're formally taking that advanced technology ... and offering it to innovators outside of our traditional game development community so they can create their own applications to impact the world in exciting new ways."
Both Move and Kinect, with their advanced technology, have a potential that extends far beyond gaming. Sony postulates Move can be used to help with physical therapy. In fact, the company says it has already heard from researchers and professionals in the medical, academic and human-computer interaction fields who are interested in creating relevant applications utilizing Move. The decision to open up the peripheral follows on the heels
of Microsoft's announcement of a software development kit letting hobbyists hack
In that system's short lifespan, there have been a flood of innovative uses for the 3D camera and motion-sensing technology -- even before the company made it easy for hackers. One group of researchers, for instance, has found a way to use Kinect to teach
sign language to deaf children. Work is also underway on a way to use Kinect as a cheap 3D scanner for engineers.
- PlayStation Move
- software development kit
- 3D scanner
- Microsoft s Kinect motion controller
- physical therapy
- human-computer interaction