Users will be able to type by using the American Sign Language.
A patent filed by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 Kinect revealed that the motion sensor will able to interpret and understand pre-defined hand gestures (sign language) for use as a keyboard.
According to the patent, called ‘Gesture Keyboarding’, Kinect will be able to detect small movements of your fingers and translate it into keystrokes without the need for a keyboard. Gesture Keyboarding will be able to understand and read the American Sign Language.
While the patent does not reveal if Microsoft is planning to include this feature with Kinect when it launches this year, they have certainly laid the foundation that can be utilized for not only as keyboard for the Xbox 360 but in various other fields as well.
Kinect launches on November 4, 2010 for $149. Get your pre-orders.
Soruce: US Patent & Trademark Office.