We built Kinect to revolutionize the way you play games and how you experience entertainment. But along the way, people started using Kinect in ways we never imagined. From helping children with autism, to helping doctors in the operating room, people are taking Kinect beyond games. And that’s what we call the Kinect Effect.
We call it the open source drivers for Kinect
A few reporters and friend-of-friends have told us that the Kinect bounty, along with the projects made with the open drivers completely threw a wrench in the Microsoft machine. They never expected anyone would do all these amazing things with the Kinect *without* Microsoft. They’ve since promised not to sue us or anyone in the open community, they’ve developed a SDK (one somewhat free, the other – unknown). The cool thing is – it doesn’t matter how we all got here, only that cool creative works are getting out there and open tools led the way.