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Microsoft recently released a software development kit for their Kinect for Windows device that gives technology companies the ability to create applications to let users become more interactive with technology whether they are in healthcare, education, training, and advertising. The great thing about the Kinect device is it allows users to interact like never before using kinaesthetic, visual and auditory learning styles.

Business Mechanix saw this as a great opportunity and knew that our crafty developers would be able to use the Kinect for Windows development kit and develop applications that are exciting, in fact they are a world first. Using the Kinect for Windows platform allows us to bring the idea of gamification into the business and education space which is about leveraging people’s natural desires to achieve and compete and as an added bonus we knew that the Kinect for Window’s devices are affordable for organisations to purchase. Because of our success with the applications we have developed it means Business Mechanix are able to develop customisable Kinect for Windows applications for you and your organisation – something that gets us very excited as we know the possibilities are limitless!

Our Experience

The Business Mechanix team have developed a number of applications primarily using the Kinect for Windows development kit. Our product range is called ASLO (Advanced Simulated Learning Objects) and under this brand Business Mechanix have developed applications from little desk buddies (Postural Analysis and Screen focuses) which aims to make office works jobs a little more comfortable and easier to fully feature modules (Te Reo Teacher, Back2Fit range of motion) which incorporates the full range of Kinect for Windows.

The Back2Fit range of motion assessment is a fully featured Kinect for Windows application in which Business Mechanix developers worked hand in hand with the director of Back2fit to develop it. Our developers used the Kinect for Windows development kit, complex algorithms and other development tools to create this application that met the needs and requirements for the director at Back2fit. As a result the application has allowed the Back2Fit director to get a more accurate measure when assessing her clients back and neck range of motion.

Business Mechanix are education experts and knew we could use Kinect for Windows to make the whole experience of teaching and learning more engaging. So created a Te Reo Teacher based application which allows the users to easily learn Te Reo. It provides the correct pronunciation in Māori, the spelling (in both in English and Māori) and picture of the word. It gives the user the opportunity to pronounce it, if pronounced correctly the user moves onto the next word if is not then it repeats the word allowing more attempts the word is correctly pronounced. This uses the levels of mastery approach – meaning it will not let you move into the next level until you have mastered the first word. The beauty of this application is its capabilities to not only assess Māori but also English, Spanish, German, the sky is the limit!

We have also developed a Kinect for Windows application that we use for our conference stands. The ‘Tug-O-Car” Kinect based application was developed to get people’s attention and come to a stand.  The concept was simple a voice based game of tug of war between two contestants. As a result creates lot of noise, competition between conference attendees and it makes our stand fun, memorable and attracts people to watch participate and revisit the stand. 

About Business Mechanix

From our examples you can see the Kinect for Windows Development Kit has given Business Mechanix the flexibility to customise a range of applications that spans across a range of industries from health and fitness to education and advertising which means we can create almost any Kinect for Windows based application into any industry. Business Mechanix are known to be innovators in technology, consistently pushing the boundaries is what we love to do. A recent visit to Microsoft Redmond in the US saw us talking to the Kinect technologists who said we are forefront of this technology so we know we are the go to company when you are thinking about incorporating Kinect for Windows into your organisation. The fantastic thing about using Business Mechanix to customise an Kinect for Windows application to meet your needs is we have real drivers and who are passionate people on the business and consulting side and we have developer who provide fantastic applications the met your exact requirements that is sure to wow and amaze you. 

Business Mechanix Services:

  • Design & Develop a Kinect for Windows fully featured module
  • Design & Develop a Kinect for Windows desk buddy module
  • Graphically design the module or application to meet your needs
  • Project management the solution from start to finish
  • Offer support and maintience
  • Train the new users
  • Can provide the Kinect for Windows devices
  • Implement the application onto devices for the users
  • Work along our developers to ensure each feature meets your needs