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According to Business Insider's Mark Wilson, Kinect is unable to pick up some of the more subtle movements of the human body, such as wrist movement. He noticed this when playing the bowling game featured in Kinect Sports. He was told by the developers that "the game can't track spin based upon a twist of [the] wrist"--an unfortunate quirk considering its importance in the sport of bowling.

Although Kinect can do a lot of things, finer wrist movement isn't one of them--an area that both PlayStation Move and Wii MotionPlus have a leg-up on it, allowing for full bowling ball control. Of course, to be fair to Kinect, it's also the only bowling game I've seen where you can literally shot put the bowling ball down the lane, which looks hilarious, even if completely unrealistic.

 

http://www.gamexplain.com/article-179-1277081359-kinect-cant-detect-wrist-movement.html



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Might just be the game and not Kinect.



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Screw moving your wrists... I'm just going to throw the ball :D:D:D:D

Signalstar said:

Might just be the game and not Kinect.

Also this....



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I wonder what other fine motor movements are being missed.

Also, I wonder if this means  you have to make very broad movements, meaning that some games could become very tiring.

 

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With all these bad news concerning Kinect popping up, I am starting to believe that it won't be able to scan in a skateboard like shown at last year's E3 either.



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dsister said:

Screw moving your wrists... I'm just going to throw the ball :D:D:D:D

Signalstar said:

Might just be the game and not Kinect.

Also this....


in games like bowling wrist movements and football the ankle movements matter alot if you want to add the spin to the ball



Solid_Snake4RD said:


in games like bowling wrist movements and football the ankle movements matter alot if you want to add the spin to the ball


I didn't see any part of the story where the developer said that Kinect can't track wrist movements



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It's an interesting problem. As most games depend on slighter movements, could the Kinect end up being what everyone parodied the wii as? A system that requires you to flail your body around? Otherwise, I'm not sure how well it will detect motions.



dsister said:
Solid_Snake4RD said:


in games like bowling wrist movements and football the ankle movements matter alot if you want to add the spin to the ball


I didn't see any part of the story where the developer said that Kinect can't track wrist movements


subtle movements are those movements



Solid_Snake4RD said:
dsister said:


I didn't see any part of the story where the developer said that Kinect can't track wrist movements


subtle movements are those movements


Quote the part where the developer said that



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