Kinect will be used to prevent bullying




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Game sensor from Microsoft have long used not only for games. It has proven successful in areas such as drama, learning sign language, medicine . As it turned out, the security it also can handle.

Based on the Kinect at the University of Virginia has developed a system Kintence, which is able to detect sudden movements or strikes a person, according to The system of real-time 3D-structure analyzes of the skeleton and then using their algorithm determines the aggressive movement of the person, such as kicking, pushing or throwing.

Unlike Kinect, using Kintence not need to be directly facing the camera. Tests of the system showed that it defines a kick in 90% of cases. It can also cope with the definition of other violent acts, though with less success. Initially, the system was designed to control unruly patients, however, may well find application in the streets, in bars and at public events.

“Initially, video and audiosensory designed for entertainment, but for now it is a powerful platform for use in different areas of our lives, including in the field of health,” – said Jack Stankovic (Jack Stankovic).

Creator Kintence plans to introduce a system of determining the possibility of verbal aggression, calls for the identification of raised voices and insults. So in the future it will be necessary to think a hundred times before you get into a fight in a public place.
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