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  DigInfo.tv. 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!