Written by: Chris Niehaus
But technologies like Xbox and Kinect, while mainly advertised as fun and games, will also have serious government, health, education, and other “public good” applications in the not-so-distant future.
Natural User Interfaces as a Bridge to the Future
NUI can sound a little vague, or ill-defined, perhaps, spanning many boundaries. It is perhaps best described by a Microsoft researcher named Bill Buxton in a video called “Making User Interfaces Natural” as follows:
Three Intriguing Features of Kinect
Healthcare Applications of Kinect Technology
Beyond Requirements: U.S. Army Health and Medicine
Chris Niehaus is the Director of U.S. Public Sector Innovation at Microsoft.
Credits: Photo of Kinect health from popculturegeek.com, photo of Microsoft Surface from the album Images for the Future, photo of facial recognition from Moggs Oceanlane, photo of fMRI from ChrisDag, photo of military rehab from the U.S. Army, photo of Canesta poster at SXSW by Nan Palmero. All used under Creative Commons