Microsoft’s Project Natal camera system for Xbox 360 console can recognise movement and speech. Players will no longer need a control pad or joystick to control on-screen video game action, after Microsoft launched Project Natal, a motion-sensing control system for its Xbox 360 video games console. The device will do away with the need for a traditional control pad or joystick in favour of a high-tech camera that can pick up movement. The sensor enables gamers to score goals by kicking at a virtual football and fire at enemies by pulling an imaginary trigger. It uses a camera, depth sensor, microphones and special software to build a three-dimensional map of body movement. It can also respond to voice commands, directions, and a change in the players tone of voice.
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