Can you imagine playing any Xbox game without controllers. Microsoft revealed a latest technology from the use of which you can control the game without controllers. The technology is an extension of Nintendo Wii which works on motion sensor technology. Project Natal is a body/face/voice recognition add-on for the Xbox 360. Its an integration of human interface with machine, i.e. full body motion control, no need of controller, everything will control from your body movement.
According to Microsoft ”Introducing Project Natal, a revolutionary new way to play: no controller required. See a ball? Kick it, hit it, trap it or catch it. If you know how to move your hands, shake your hips or speak you and your friends can jump into the fun — the only experience needed is life experience”.
Just saw this video to understand the technology. It is unbelievable but totally true as it is announced officially by Microsoft on its official website.
How it works: According to Microsoft
Compatible with any Xbox 360 system, the “Project Natal” sensor is the world’s first to combine an RGB camera, depth sensor, multi-array microphone and custom processor running proprietary software all in one device. Unlike 2-D cameras and controllers, “Project Natal” tracks your full body movement in 3-D, while responding to commands, directions and even a shift of emotion in your voice. In addition, unlike other devices, the “Project Natal” sensor is not light-dependent. It can recognize you just by looking at your face, and it doesn’t just react to key words but understands what you’re saying. Call a play in a football game, and players will actually respond.
See what Spielberg speaks about Project Natal:
You can also move menu by just swapping your hand, you can talk to imaginary characters, you can send any data by just showing it to a sensor, which can immediately scan your data. Its date of release is yet not clear but it is expected to come in 2010. Do give your comments to express your views regarding the latest technology.