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How Kinect is transforming medical care in Japan

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Kinect's power to heal

Hospitals throughout Japan will begin to use Kinect as a tool for accessing patient information during medical procedures, with the announcement of a new assisting tool from Japan's Nichii Gakkan called Opect, Kotaku reports.

The tool will allow surgeons in the operating room to view information without having to access a computer, which would require sterilization.

The Research Center for Advanced Science and technology at the University of Tokyo is also developing a system titled the Observation and Access with Kinect, which will allow the physically or mentally disabled to communicate through subtle gestures.