In 2012, Kinect will officially be more than just a gaming device when Microsoft launches an initiative to bring the motion controller to the PC. Ever since its November 2010 launch, there have been many uses found for the motion controller. Some have been for pure amusement, while others have found their way into more practical applications. Uses in the fields of education, healthcare, manufacturing, and others have prompted Microsoft to put the device on its must include list for the PC experience.
The company is currently hosting a pilot where they’ve put the Kinect into the hands of industry to help them improve their products or businesses in general. Craig Eisler of Microsoft spoke about the new initiative and what you can expect going forward for the device.
“Putting the power of Kinect + Windows into the hands of business leaders and technical visionaries will give them the tools they need to develop novel solutions for everything from training employees to visualizing data, from configuring a car to managing an assembly line.”
Don’t be surprised to see Kinect for PC in early 2012.