Kinect is a line of motion sensing input device, which is based around a webcam-styled add-on peripheral. It facilitates interaction with a console (or computer) without requiring a controller, via a natural user interface (NUI). All that one has to do is use gestures and speech commands to get up and going with the Kinect.

The Kinect sensor is a horizontal bar attached to a small mechanical pivot designed to be positioned vertically while using. Kinect uses an RGB camera, depth sensor, and multi-array microphone running proprietary software that allows a complete body 3D motion capture and facial and voice recognition capabilities.

Kinect’s depth sensor includes an infrared laser projector incorporated with a monochrome CMOS sensor which captures data for the video in 3D.

Kinect has the ability to detect various portions of a human skeletal system, analyze the weight distribution in each limb, user’s agility, and accurate angle of the hands, even in complete darkness!

Kinect acquires and exhibits images of 1080p resolution. Also, it is intelligent enough to track six people at a time along with their moods via the facial recognition and voice recognition features.

Kinect is powered with a depth camera that creates a 3D skeleton image of a player and the motion sensor detects the player movements. Although Kinect was designed for gaming, the technology has now found real-world applications in things like education and training, digital signage and medical operations.

Kinect has also registered its name in the Guinness World Record for being the fastest selling consumer electronic device after its sales shot up from zero to 80 million units in just 2 months after its release.

There’s no limit to what can be made possible with the Kinect technology.