Product: Microsoft Kinect

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Product: Microsoft Kinect


Team I

Alex
Styborski

Brandon Sayre

Brandon
Rouhier

Section 2B

Product Overview

Designers

Quick Timeline

Technology Overview

Inputs/Outputs

Parts Breakdown

Basic Operations

Evolution

Environmental Impact

Marketplace





Primary Function

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A motion and sound sensing device that is paired with the
Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console.


Input Device


Allows users to interact with the console


without a controller


Looks a lot like a normal webcam, but larger


Dimensions:

Head: 11" x 2.5" x 1.5" (w x d x h)

Base: 3" x 3" x 1.5" (w x d x h)

Designed by Microsoft Game Studios, owned by
Microsoft, Inc.


Software designed by Rare


Camera designed by PrimeSense

Xbox 360 released November 2005

Predecessor was the original Xbox

Kinect is released November 2010

10 million units sold by March 2011

Released for Windows February 1, 2012

Voice Recognition

4 microphones

Recognizes each players voice separately from the background

RGB Camera

Facial recognition by detection of 3 colors, Red, Green, Blue

640x480 Pixels @ 30Hz (30 Frames per second)

3D depth sensors

Called Light Coding

Tracks movements of objects and individuals in 3 dimensions

Made possible by 2 sensors


including an Infrared depth
-
finding camera

Kinect Software

Enables gesture, face, and voice recognition

The “brains” of the device

Motorized Tilt

Allows the sensor to be tilted to change the viewing area

Requires an AC power adaptor (uses more power than USB adaptor to Xbox can
provide)

Input


Power



Color Video



Depth Perception Video



Infrared Video



Player Movement



Voice Commands


Involved Mechanisms


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Translate video images to an
on
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screen picture you can
see


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Processes 3D information
for gaming


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Separates background noise
from player voices and
translates players voices to
commands that the Xbox
understands





Output (To Xbox 360)



On screen player movement




Audio




Heat



4 microphones pick up audio


RGB camera picks up
video


Depth cameras pick up 3D images


This data is compiled by the software:

Voice recognition

Face and movement recognition


This data is then sent to the Xbox 360 (and now a computer
running Windows)


When you turn the
kinect

on, the sensor scans the play area and
detects all objects in the playing zone.



The software places 48 points on each player’s body to track
their movement, and translates this to make the image you see
on screen.



The software also allows the
kinect

to learn as you play



The more you play, the better the sensor can track your
movement because it learns how each player moves naturally,
so the on screen picture portrays each3. How is the product
designed?


Kinect was a first generation device

Kinect 2?

Better Image Processing

Better Voice Processing

Emotion State Of Players

All Speculation

Develop
safe and stainable products

C
onserve
,
Reuse
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Recycle

Low Energy Input

Microsoft's Overall Commitment



Cost to Microsoft


$56.00 for materials


not including assembly or
transportation


Marketing budget was
500 million

Cost to Consumers


Around $
149.99/$100.00


Requires Xbox 360 to use
most features, which may
be an extra expense.

Xbox 360 primarily marketed to boys and
teenagers

Kinect marketed to everyone

Vast
majority of Kinect games are designed for all
ages.

Not
just for
games

Nintendo Wii

Uses motion of a controller
instead of video of whole body


No cameras, just a sensor bar


Has the same market


Whole system is only $149.99
compared to 299.99


Sony Playstation Move

An add
-
on like the Kinect

uses one camera to track a ball
on one controller

Like the Wii, but more accurate

bundle priced at $349.00, while
individual coast is $99.99


http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/microsoft
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kinect3.htm

http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/11/microsoft
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says
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kinect
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wont
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support
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sign
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language
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downgraded
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http://www.bgr.com/2011/11/28/microsoft
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kinect
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2
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may
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monitor
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emotions
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read
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lips/

http://gizmodo.com/5862968/kinect
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2
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so
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accurate
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it
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can
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lip
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read

http://www.eetimes.com/electronics
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news/4210649/Kinect
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Kinect/Kinect
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Consoles/pcmcat232700050011.c?id=pcmcat232700050011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmIbjgI_flc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edkw6QhkIVs&feature=related

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nintendo+
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+Nintendo+Wii+Console+%28Black%29+with+New+Super+Mario+Bros.+Wii+Game+and+Music+
CD/3668575.p?id=1218424576493&skuId=3668575&st=wii%20console&cp=1&lp=1

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?id=pcat17080&type=page&qp=cabcat070
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http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en
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us/working
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responsibly/environmental
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sustainability/environmental
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principles/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect