ASUS Debuts Xtion PRO LIVE Developer Kit and Successfully Concludes Developer Challenge
ASUS debuts the latest Xtion PRO LIVE developer kit that enables color (RGB) and depth image sensing, allowing developers to create the next generation of body interactive software. Bundled with a set of developer tools, the Xtion PRO LIVE makes it easier for developers to create their own gesture-based applications without the need to write complex programming algorithms.
The new Xtion PRO LIVE enables color (RGB) image and depth sensing that captures users’ body movements including push, click, circle and wave while also supporting multi-player recognition. With audio support, developers can create voice control and recognition mechanisms, which are useful for physical rehabilitation, digital signage, security systems and education based applications and games to be created.
Xtion PRO Developer Challenge successfully concludes
To encourage the development of new technology applications and to offer the public a new entertainment choice, the ASUS Xtion PRO Developer Challenge that started on March 22nd has successfully concluded with nineteen entries submitted from creative developers around the world. Submissions ranged from games and fitness programs to an educational tool for recognizing American Sign Language. During the challenge, over 68,000 web users visited the site and over 1,538 interested users participated in voting for their favorite submissions over the past four months.
Challenge winners and vote-and-win participation winners
Congratulations to the winners of the ASUS Xtion PRO Developer Challenge, who scored high in the following competition criteria:
- User stickiness (40%): Attractiveness and addictiveness to users
- Feasibility (30%): Games and apps should be effective and fun especially with gesture control, taking advantage of the unique features of this platform
- Creativity (20%): Creative and interesting, and original games/apps
- Professional (10%): The overall look of the game and app should have good graphics and sound effects.
First prize: Aliens Stole My Beer (US$20,000)
Second prize: Evade (US$3,000)
Third prize: American Sign Language Translator (US$1,000)
Best video submission: Evade (US$500)
As a show of thanks for participating in the voting, ASUS has provided a range of prizes, including an Eee Pad Transformer, WAVI streaming device and an O!Play Gallery Media Center to lucky winners from the pool of eligible voters.
Prize winners* in the vote-and-win are as follows:
Eee Pad Transformer
* Prize winners will be notified by e-mails individually.