Play Nicely were approached by Rubberductions last year to deliver an educational tool for school tours around Europe House, the London headquarters of the European Union. It was good timing for us, since we had been experimenting Microsoft Kinect already and were keen to put it to commercial use.
Using a combination of Kinect SDK and Unity, we created an immersive experience that explains the workings of the EU in a way considerate to the target audience. The resulting 30-minute installation includes a series of engaging activities such as a computer-vision voting system, a Kinect-enabled motion-detection game for catching vital emails and a quick-fire quiz using skeleton tracking.
The new Kinect technology shows great potential for use in trade exhibitions and installations such as this one. We look forward to seeing it in action soon and uploading a video tour when we do.
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