British Army Is Using Microsoft’s Kinect For Windows Sensor To Fight Against Ebola

Ebola Kinect

We have seen many life-saving implementations of Kinect for Windows in the past. Now, British Army is using Kinect for Windows in their fight against Ebola. They have created a touch-free interactive kiosk for use by possible Ebola victims.

Recognizing that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is already a global threat to public health, the UK is sending 800 army personnel to help combat its spread. The Kinect-enabled video kiosk will be an important part of this mission, as it will allow likely Ebola victims to learn about symptoms and care options without contaminating the kiosk equipment with their sweat or blood—body fluids that can harbor the Ebola organism.

CDS selected the Microsoft Kinect for Windows v2 sensor along with a customized Windows 8.1 application using the Kinect API for this solution.

Read more about it at Kinect for Windows blog.

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