A recent note that landed on my plate really grabbed my attention: As part of a long partnership, Microsoft and SAP jointly gave a demo in which Microsoft Kinect was used to exploit SAP’s HANA capabilities. Seeing data being managed by a motion-based device made me want to write a post speculating about the way users and computers will interact in the future.
First: Is it too early
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conceived for games and fun, Kinect is a motion-based device that enables users to interact with an appliance (hardware and software) without using a traditional electronic device (keyboard, controller, etc.), Instead, human movement is emulated or interpreted by the application. Many of us have experience to some degree with the use of Kinect in gaming, but this system also has potential uses for real-life applications in, e.g., the medical and educational fields, as well as many others. In fact,