Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Motion Based Sensing In Education

Hello, and welcome to the first post of the year. Having received  a Kinect for Christmas I have spent many an hour playing it with my 3 year old son (especially Kinect Adventures).  I also managed to wangle a copy of the UFC personal trainer and all I can say is WOW, this game is amazing, it can read when you do press ups, push ups, standing jumps etc and can even tell by my posture if I have cheated.

Now, bet your wondering where the e-learning comes into this.  Well on my google + stream the other day I notcied a post by a Mr James Clay talking about a http://edublend.blogspot.com/2011/09/motion-based-audience-response-system.html  motion based response system being developed at the University of Portsmouth.

Now we have all seen motion tracking cameras that can follow you about, but now we are starting to see motion based selectivity that can be programmable... I wonder how long it will be till there are scripts, clients that have this built in.

I have been having a think about how this could be used for e-learning and think there could be many a possibility, but as always we shouldnt try to use this for stuff there is already a market for unless it is a improvement.  Maybe health and safety vids in the future will test you to see if you are picking stuff up properly etc.