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Traditional clothing not a problem for Kinect

Kinect is able to accurately recognise body motions even when the user is covered in a garment such as a 'dishdasha' or 'abaiya'

Traditional clothing not a problem for Kinect
Kinect is scheduled for launch on November 10 as a standalone upgrade and as a bundle with the new Xbox 360 console

Microsoft's Kinect was on display at Games 10 and Windows Middle East can confirm that the forthcoming motion tracking system functions properly, even when gamers wear traditional clothing such as the ‘dishdasha' and ‘abaiya'.

The dishdasha and abaiya are ankle-length garments, usually with long sleeves, and are very similar in appearance to a robe. Gamers wearing dishdashas played ‘Kinect Adventures' at the show and the tracking system seemed to be able to record motions with no discernable difficulty or inaccuracy.

Kinect is Microsoft's new controller-free gaming system that works with the Xbox 360 gaming platform. The system comprises a webcam-style add-on that connects to the console via USB. Kinect allows gamers to interact with their consoles and games via hand gestures and spoken commands. The system competes head-on with Nintendo's Wii and Sony's recently released PlayStation Move.

Microsoft has set November 10 as the retail launch date for Kinect in the region.

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