Interesting use of a Kinect

I was having a read of New Scientist this morning over breakfast and was intrigued by an article about using Microsoft Kinect motion sensors as a tool in the diagnosis of autism. Researchers in Minnesota are trying out software that uses Kinect motion sensors to observe and analyse the behaviour of children in a classroom with a view to automatically detecting the unusual behaviours associated with autism.

To be honest, I’m not entirely comfortable with the idea of automating the diagnosis of autism but then I do think that’s a VERY long way off, if it’s possible at all! Having said that, any scientifically evidenced and rigorously tested new tool is welcome.

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