Microsoft and TechStars have chosen 11 different startups to participate in the Microsoft’s Kinect Accelerator program where the teams will be creating apps for Kinect.
The startups will be handed $20,000 each along with free office space for three months as well as development tools, and “other perks,” according to Business Insider.
Here’s a list of what the finalists are working on:
- Freak’n Genius lets anyone animate using Kinect.
- GestSure Technologies brings gestural, touchless interaces into the operating room.
- Ikkos uses algorithms to teach movements so that anyone can move like an Olympian.
- Jintronix uses Kinect and 3D gaming to improve rehabilitative therapies.
- Kimetric is in stealth mode.
- Manctl made a cheap 3D scanner using Kinect.
- Nconnex is using the Kinect to rethink healthcare, e-commerce, and education. One of the products lets you try furniture before you buy it.
- Styku wants to reinvent how you shop online by giving you an avatar that lets you “try on” clothes before you buy it.
- Ubi can turn any display into a 3D touch-screen.
- Voxon wants to democratize 3D tech by letting artists, filmmakers, and game designers dabble in 3D more freely.
- Zebare is in stealth mode.
The finalists were chosen out of 500 applicants, and the accelerator program is taking place in Seattle from now until June.