Equipment Training via Kinect

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Posted on 02/01/2013


The Institute for Energy Technology in Norway has used the Microsoft Kinect to create a virtual reality interface to explore and  interact with virtual equipment. This could be used for instance in training to understand and maintain equipment.

The interaction consists of a Kinect as well as a mouse button used for selecting virtual objects, which allows for a rich interaction repertory and simple interaction. With this setup, the user can manipulate virtual objects to move, rotate and take components apart.
These virtual equipment mock-ups lets users get hands-on experience with the equipment, and allows for practice of assembly and disassembly tasks.

It’s a great example of how the Kinect can be used to create more interesting learning tools that can keep an audience engaged. We’re looking forward to seeing more displays like this.


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