The Biggest Fruit Ninja You’ve Ever Seen

Sometimes, Microsoft and Apple work together more beautifully than most people would guess. Orlando’s Crunchy Logistics is getting some attention for creating “the largest interactive reproduction of an iPad in the world spanning 24 feet wide and 12 feet tall”.

This massive display was created as a demonstration of their Padzilla Two Interactive Case which offers gesture control of iOS on an iPad powered by Kinect. According to Crunchy Logistics’ webpage,

“The giant iPad display is constructed through the newest 3.5mm LED wall matrix display technology. 3.5mm is the thinnest LED separation currently possible for this type of LED matrix display which increases pixel density to possible “Retina” display quality at typical viewing distances. Padzilla now enables the user to interact on a large scale from a multitouch reproduction platform and is now multi-input gesture capable.”

These magic engineers chose Fruit Ninja as the game to display on such a massive scale. Of course, this now means I want to see if I can defeat an elephant in Fruit Ninja.

Kinect Rush Snapshot Now Live in Kinect Fun Labs!

Want to check out Kinect Rush in an all-new, totally free way? Kinect Fun Labs is the place to be! Just released today, Kinect Rush Snapshot lets you enter the worlds of five beloved Disney Pixar movies, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, UP, Cars, and Toy Story, to become a unique character and have your photo taken with your Pixar friends! Of course, then you can upload your Snapshots to to download and share online!

What are you waiting for? Go download Kinect Rush Snapshot now! Be sure to share your favorite snapshots with us in the comments!

Kinect Gets Tongued

Kinect is used in many different ways to advance and support medical science. We’re constantly amazed and supportive of the efforts for brilliant space brains to use our technology to make the world a better place. The latest one I’ve read about came to me via The following video is from a research group at The University of Electro-Communications.

According to the video,

“This interface is intended mainly for training the oral muscles, which include the tongue, for people who have oral motor function disorders affecting their ability to speak or swallow. The research group suggests this as a hygienic detection method, which doesn’t require attaching a device to the tongue.”

Pretty incredible stuff!