MASSDEVICE ON CALL — In addition to its facial expression detection technology and enhanced voice control, Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox game system with the Kinect camera may have a surprising clinical application.
The dual-camera, which can "intuit" a player’s skeletal structure and which muscles are engaged or relaxed, can also monitor heart rate – although there is no indication (yet?) that it can recognize heart attacks.
The device determines the heart’s beating by observing color changes in the player’s skin, Medgadget reported.
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