The Xbox has taken yet another step beyond just playing games.
Microsoft is developing a translation and conversation program for sign language on Xbox Kinect, its motion sensing gaming device, and so far, it's working. Check it out for yourself:
"We believe that IT should be used to improve daily life for all persons," says Guobin Wu, a research program manager from Microsoft Research Asia.
Motion sensor technology has been making its way into more consumer technology, the most recent notable example being the Samsung Galaxy S4. You can scroll on the Galaxy S4 by gesturing your hand across it, and even answer a phone call with a wave.