Kinect PlayFit is a new fitness dashboard on Xbox LIVE that lets players track the calories they burn while having fun with Kinect. The new dashboard joins a growing number of titles and experiences that use Kinect as a fitness tool.
Seniors in Los Angeles experience improved fitness and increased happiness as a result of an innovative public-private partnership that uses interactive gaming and health-monitoring tools from Microsoft.
In the year since Microsoft launched controller-free Kinect for Xbox 360, the device has taken on a life of its own. First Kinect became the fastest-selling consumer device in history and then it started showing up outside the living room in healthcare, education, and technology.
Microsoft today introduced Kinect “playful learning,” an initiative to deliver enriching and entertaining content for children on Kinect for Xbox 360. The company also announced new games and experiences for kids, including interactive television episodes of Sesame Street and National Geographic.