Wheelchair gamers REJOICE! It’s in the works!
By modifying a Microsoft Kinect sensor, a research project at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference demonstrated how gamers in a wheelchair could interact with motion games. “If we were using the Kinect SDK in the traditional way then people would be sitting in one fixed location and using their hands and arms as input,” said Kathrin Greling a Ph.D. student at the University of Saskatchewan. She said the modification that she made to the Kinect meant that the system could take into account the position and movement of the wheelchair.
“What we’ve done so far is mapped the wheelchair movements onto commercially available games,” she said. “We think there is also a lot of design opportunity related to specific wheelchair gestures.”- Read more and watch the video at www.techhive.com
The possibilities! Now wheelchair users can look forward to get there ass shaking on… or wheel shaking. Looking forward to this innovation!
Now we just need girls to start planning on making videos gaming in a wheelchair sexy. Here is an example ladies. Just Saying.