Sony wants students and professors to use its motion-based video-game controller in their research projects. Last week the company released an application for the controller, called Playstation Move, that is free to anyone with a .edu e-mail address (others must pay $99.99). Developers will be able to use the free software, called Move.me, to create tools in education and health by hooking up the console and a computer to the motion controller and camera. (Microsoft, meanwhile, released software for a similar product called Kinect for its Xbox 360 gaming console this summer.) Sony has also created a forum for academics to showcase the applications they create using the controller.
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