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Kinect, Autodesk and 3D stereo

John Marsh a third years student on BSc Computing (Computer Networks Engineering), University of Northampton has been working on using Microsoft's Kinect with 3D stereoscopic imagery. Producing a system where by hand gestures or head tracking 3D images can be rotated or zoomed in or out on. This work has been carried out with NVision and as well as commercial applications the potential for assistive technologies is being considered. The video below shows John using the system.

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    The University of Northampton's, Department of Computing and Immersive Technologies offers five courses within the MSc Computing postgraduate provision (shown below) all available either part-time or full-time. 

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