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Make sure children using the Kinect sensor play safely and within their limits, and make sure they understand proper use of the system.
Gameplay with your Kinect sensor may require varying amounts of movement. Make sure you won’t hit, run into or trip over other players, bystanders, pets, furniture or other objects when playing. If you will be standing and/or moving during gameplay, you will also need good footing.
Make sure you always have good footing while playing:
Arrange all cables and cords so that people and pets are not likely to trip over or accidentally pull on them as they move around or walk through the area. When the sensor and console are not in use, you may need to disconnect all cables and cords from the sensor and console to keep them out of the reach of children and pets. Do not allow children to play with cables and cords.
To minimise eyestrain from glare, try the following:
A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in video games. Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause these "photosensitive epileptic seizures" while watching video games. These seizures may have a variety of symptoms, including lightheadedness, altered vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation, confusion or momentary loss of awareness. Seizures may also cause loss of consciousness or convulsions that can lead to injury from falling down or striking nearby objects. Immediately stop playing and consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. Parents should watch for or ask their children about the above symptoms, as children and teenagers are more likely than adults to experience these seizures. The risk of photosensitive epileptic seizures may be reduced by taking the following precautions:
If you or any of your relatives have a history of seizures or epilepsy, consult a doctor before playing.
As with many other electrical devices, failure to take the following precautions can result in serious injury or death from electric shock or fire or damage to the sensor.
If you use AC power, select an appropriate power source:
To avoid damaging the USB/power cable:
If the USB/power cable becomes damaged in any way, stop using it immediately and contact Xbox Customer Support for a replacement.
Unplug your sensor's USB/power cable during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Gameplay with the Kinect sensor may require varying amounts of physical activity.
Consult a doctor before using the sensor if you have any medical condition or issue that affects your ability to safely perform physical activities, or if:
Consult your doctor before beginning any exercise routine or fitness regimen that includes using your sensor.
Do not play under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and make sure your balance and physical abilities are sufficient for any movements while gaming.
Use of these accessories or objects may result in injury to yourself or others and/or in damage to the sensor or other property. Using unauthorised accessories violates the Software Licence and may void your Limited Warranty.
Note If the information here has not answered your question, or if you have additional concerns about Kinect safety, please contact Xbox Support. (See the Assistance section at the bottom of this page for information about how to contact Support).
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