The project investigates the interplay between fall detection and fall risk assessment. Stone E & Skubic M, “Fall Detection in Homes of Older Adults Using the Microsoft Kinect,” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2015, 19(1):290-301.Stone E, Skubic M, Rantz M, Abbott C & Miller S, “Average In-Home Gait Speed: Investigation of a New Metric for Mobility and Fall Risk Assessment of Elders,” Gait and Posture, 2015, -62.
The head of Civil Liberties Australia has come out with a big stick to hit Microsoft with over the Kinect voice and video features on the new Xbox One, saying that it's a "surveillance device" in people's homes. Interestingly, it can also work in complete darkness.
The new Kinect will also have advanced voice controls baked in, meaning you can control your entire Xbox One just with your voice and a few simple hand gestures from the couch.
Frankenstein fantasy of hacking together aluminium tech bits to create an eyelash-attached peripheral worthy of A Clockwork Orange‘s grim Ludovico technique.
The goal, no matter how horrific the method, was to somehow translate every blink a person committed into an in-game transition. Pursuing this new project, he and his team tried out various 3D sensors and webcam facial recognition technology to see if blinking could become a reliable videogame controller.
Banerjee T, Keller J, Skubic M & Stone E, “Day or Night Activity Recognition from Video Using Fuzzy Clustering Techniques,” IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 2014, 22(3):483-493.
Because using your real-life hand is just far too simple and inexpensive, Taylor Veltrop managed to hack together an XBox Kinect, Wii, head-mounted video goggles, a little treadmill and a ,000 robot to remotely groom a cat. In Veltrop's setup, the HMD provides him with the robot's viewpoint and also controls the Nao's head and neck--whichever way the operator turns his head, the robot moves in kind.
They desire to live as independently as possible, but independent lifestyles come with risks, such as debilitating falls that limit mobility.
To address these issues, researchers are developing “smart home” technologies to enhance residents’ safety and monitor health conditions using sensors and other devices.
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An adult human blinks ten times per minute on average (less during tasks that require concentration such as reading). Each blink lasts about 0.3 or 0.4 of a second, which means we spend about 30 minutes a day with our eyes closed while blinking.
Wiimotes are used to control each hand, while the rest of the robot's bodily movements are generated by cues picked up by the Kinect.