Surgeons use Kinect for smoother, quicker operations
I predicted this and other uses in posts here back when Kinect was first announced, more to come as we can expect that motion detection for input eventually becoming as common as the mouse.
You trust the Xbox 360’s motion-sensing Kinect accessory to provide enjoyable entertainment, but would you trust it with your life? Doctor’s at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center sure hope so, and they are using the gaming tool to assist them during complex surgical procedures, in order to provide real-time data without having to grab a computer mouse.
During operations, the surgeons often rely on detailed CT scans in order to map their next critical moves. Up until now, that meant leaving the sterile environment of the operating room to use a mouse and keyboard, requiring them to wash up each and every time. Now, using the motion technology of the Kinect, the doctors can review and study these scans right from the surgery room, and since their hands never touch a piece of equipment, they can remain sterile the entire time.