Game technology shows promise in telemedicine

02/17/2013 | Healthcare Informatics online

Microsoft Kinect for the company's Xbox 360 device shows promise as a telehealth tool, according to researchers from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. "The Kinect allows doctors to control the system without breaking the sterile field via hand gestures and voice commands with a goal of reducing the direct cost of [health care-associated] infections to hospitals and patients," researchers said.

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