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Microsoft’s Kindest Camera prone to Lung Diseases

Mar 26, 2016

Microsoft’s Kindest Camera prone to Lung Diseases: Microsoft’s Xbox Kindest – a world popular sensor-based gaming console – assess the respiratory function of patients and spot conditions such as cystic fibrosis, researcher’s likewise Indian origin scientist claimed in his recent statement.Microsoft's

Microsoft’s Kindest Camera prone to Lung Diseases

The system consists of four Kinect sensors which are capable of quickly creating a 4D image.

This enables physicians to measure and assess how a chest wall moves of the body.

In tests, it has proven to be as accurate as a patient breathing into a spirometer – the current method used – but providing additional information about the movement of the chest, which could help in spreading numerous respiratory problems in respiratory.

In screening, it is further diagnostics, monitoring therapy and providing big feedback, the Xbox can be used in any condition affecting breathing, told Babu Naidu, chief investigator, thoracic surgeon at HEFT.

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We have developed a low-cost prototype which provides a more comprehensive measurement of a patient’s breathing then existing methods, added Dr Chris Golby at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, University of Warwick stated.

Spirometry is the sophisticated technique most commonly used to treat lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways.

The academics put their prototype to trial initially using a resuscitation mannequin, then on healthy volunteers and adults with cystic fibrosis.

As the Kinect has an infrared beam it allowed them to measure changes in distances across the chest wall mainly in the body.