Microsoft has announced it will be implementing the Kinect onto Windows as early as next year.
The announcement was made official on the Microsoft Developer Network website. Microsoft’s Kinect hardware has reinvented the way we think about gaming and now it appears Microsoft wants to use it in areas outside of gaming.
Microsoft’s Craig Eisler wrote: “This year, we’re showing the world how to re-imagine entertainment. Next year, with Kinect for Windows, we will help the world re-imagine everything else.”
Eisler went on to say that more than 200 companies have already taken part in Microsoft’s pilot program. It could change the way companies are run as “the power of Kinect + Windows into the hands of business leaders and technical visionaries will give them the tools they need to develop novel solutions for everything from training employees to visualizing data, from configuring a car to managing an assembly line.”
Kinect for Windows is set to launch in early 2012 so you don’t have to wait long to see what the Kinect can do outside of gaming.