Student project aims to teach different cultures using Kinect and Windows Phone

Ro Ramtohul’s student project is to increase UK citizen’s familiarity with other cultures using a bit of technology.

In his project demonstrated above users would be incentivised to learn a new culturally relevant gesture every day, e.g. bowing in Japan, in order to control the television.

Lessons would be delivered via a Windows Phone and performance measured via a Kinect connected to an IR Blaster, which ultimately controls the TV.

For myself the neatest bit of the technology is where notifications get sent to a Windows Phone when a user goes in front of a Kinect, and one can imagine all kinds of applications for this, from location-based reminders, family notice boards to relevant news summaries and status updates.

Read more about Ro’s project at his project website here.

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