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Microsoft May Show Body Scan Kinect At E3

By - Source: ConceivablyTech | B 19 comments

It appears that some information about the next-generation Kinect has leaked out via a Microsoft patent filing.

Kinect could be taking body recognition further in the future and transition to a body scan technology. Instead of simply detecting a present body, a body could be scanned to resemble the real life image of a player within a video game.

While we are waiting for Nintendo's new Wii controller that is scheduled to get its first public showing at the upcoming E3, it is clear that Microsoft is aggressively pursuing a user model without controllers. A much more detailed avatar could bring much greater control to Kinect games, while we also suspect that the integrated cameras will get resolution upgrades as well as a much more powerful processor.

There was no information when this technology could become available, but if we assume that the patent was filed in January of this year and if we consider the fact that Microsoft provides a very detailed description of its body scan technology, we would speculate that Microsoft will surprise us at E3 as well. Even if Nintendo will show a new Wii, Microsoft could still be grabbing headlines with a much more advanced Kinect.

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    icepick314 , May 17, 2011 5:46 PM
    next stop...

    TSA Simulator X from Microsoft!
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    ArgleBargle , May 17, 2011 5:51 PM
    Great, a full body image scan with even MORE lag...
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    RobinPanties , May 17, 2011 5:52 PM
    Microsoft wants to scan my body, w00t
    4real dough, bring on Microsoftity Report
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    pirateboy , May 17, 2011 5:57 PM
    would it scan boobs?
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    COLGeek , May 17, 2011 5:59 PM
    Just imagine who/what you might be seeing now in on-line games if this gets out of control! Scary on so many different levels.......
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    macewrox , May 17, 2011 6:16 PM
    Step 1. Find actor of prefrence.
    Step 2. Dress up as said actor.
    Step 3. Print out face of actor, cut it out and tape to head.
    Step 4. Pack crotch area of pants full of tissue paper.
    Step 5. Scan self.
    Step 6. ???
    Step 7. Profit.
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    reggieray , May 17, 2011 6:30 PM
    MS OSs are co-authored with the NSA so it will body scan you with full facial recognition then upload it to Fraulein Janet Napolitano, "Sieg Heil", her gestapo goons, aka TSA agents will soon be at your local Mall.
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    zak_mckraken , May 17, 2011 6:30 PM
    I tried the Kinect recently for the first time and I have to admit I was really impressed at the precision and fluidity. I was skeptical at first, thinking it would be as gimmicky the Wii is, but with no remote, which was even worse. It turns out to be a genuinely good product, despite the hardware "specs" being very low (sensors, cpu). I dare say a more powerful version could be mind-blowing.

    Regardless, it's still a niche product that won't attract to hardcore gamers.
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    quickmana , May 17, 2011 7:01 PM
    Get the scientists working on the clothes removal hack immediately!
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    lamorpa , May 17, 2011 7:32 PM
    zak_mckraken.Regardless, it's still a niche product that won't attract to hardcore gamers.

    Regardless, it's still a niche product that won't attract to hardcore couch potatoes.
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    Anonymous , May 17, 2011 7:33 PM
    I think that a more powerful Kinect could be amazing for Windows 7/8. A HTPC could be a ton of fun if you could control it with nothing but your body. Imagine just pointing at whatever you wanted on the screen; using gestures as macros to control programs and video games; using a virtual keyboard by typing in the air and adding a speech to text function for emails and documents. Soon we'll all be talking to our own personal Jarvis.
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    dark_lord69 , May 17, 2011 8:38 PM
    pirateboywould it scan boobs?

    Lets hope so! I bet it can! I would love to scan my wifes boobs while she is still young! : )
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    jgalecio , May 17, 2011 8:44 PM
    dark_lord69lolLets hope so! I bet it can! I would love to scan my wifes boobs while she is still young! : )

    LOL! My wife just slapped me for your remark ahahahaha!
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    11796pcs , May 17, 2011 9:37 PM
    Would being fat affect how well you performed in games?
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    alextheblue , May 17, 2011 11:25 PM
    11796pcsWould being fat affect how well you performed in games?
    It already does! Every time I stop to eat a slice of pizza, I lose points! But it's totally worth it. *nom nom nom*
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    alextheblue , May 17, 2011 11:26 PM
    ArglebargleGreat, a full body image scan with even MORE lag...
    Except that with better hardware in the Kinect and a new console (I doubt they'll release a second-gen Kinect quite this soon), it'll be faster and more accurate. But I won't be satisfied until it calls me "Dave" and refuses to open the pod bay door.
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    Anonymous , May 18, 2011 7:50 AM
    better put some digital clothes on too, don't want to see pedobears all over the network molesting us.

    except for female boobs. they're permitted.
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    Anonymous , May 18, 2011 1:23 PM
    thats why they announced they dont want to sue the kinect box hacker...
    i just dont have any comment on this... they were swearing first to threat the hacker... now they put patent on the hackers idea...
    well... america has freedom... they want do this, so they can...
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    fir_ser , May 19, 2011 11:08 PM
    This next generation kenect requires some serious CPU power, and definitely will cost a lot more.
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