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Microsoft’s Parliamentary Technology Showcase

Researchers from the Melbourne Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interface (NUI) demonstrated their research at the Microsoft’s Parliamentary Technology Showcase on the 18 March 2014. The Showcase included emerging products and innovative achievements from Microsoft R&D and its innovative Australian partners. Federal Ministers, Advisors and Parliament Staffers attended the event.

The demonstration included a Microsoft project exploring the use of gesture recognition to detect and understand sign language of those with hearing impairments; and a system for using gesture and body movement to paint on a virtual canvas.

Dr Frank Vetere said We are very excited to be part of Microsoft’s Parliamentary Technology Showcase. The Social NUI centre is ideally placed to exploit the opportunities of new technologies that use gesture and voice.  We are delighted to be one of Microsoft’s elite group of partners.

Ed Husic, Pip Marlow, Frank Vetere,

Left to right: The Hon Ed Husic MP (left), Pip Marlow, Microsoft Australia Managing Director (centre), Frank Vetere, Social NUI Centre Director (right)