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  • Blog Post: Kinect Therapy at Children’s National Medical Center

    During the summer of 2014, Children’s National Health System in DC invited me and my colleague Amanda Lange to tour their Sheikh Zayed Institute’s Pain Medicine Care Complex. They have been making good use of Microsoft’s Kinect sensor to aid in ...read more
  • Blog Post: Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit for Xbox to Windows

    Today we are launching the v2 SDK and a new adapter that will allow you to use a standalone Xbox One sensor with a PC. That means we’ve got a commercial, go-live license now for the SDK and Kinect-Enabled apps can be ingested into the Windows Store ...read more
  • Blog Post: Gestenerkennung mit Kinect und Visual Gesture Builder

    Wir benutzen Gesten tagtäglich zum Kommunizieren, sowohl implizit als auch explizit. So werden zum Beispiel Taxis mit ausgestreckter Hand herangewinkt. Die Taxifahrer erkennen diese Geste und halten ihr Auto an. Auch in der digitalen Welt zählt Gestensteuerung als eine natürliche Eingabemethode...
  • Blog Post: Lansing Maker Week Keynote

    Lansing Maker Week was October 6-12, 2014.  I was honored to be a keynote speaker at the event.  A video of my keynote is available at http://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/o5lv4xr49l?popover=true .  I talk about the mindset of hackers and makers, and show some cool hacks: a website that...
  • Blog Post: Want to build a solution using Kinect in Pakistan but short of device? We can be of some Help!

    Developers in PAKISTAN who want to build and deliver innovative natural human computing solutions across a variety of industries using ‪KINECT for WINDOWS and don’t have access to the device can now gain access to Kinect devices for testing purposes. We now have KINECT for WINDOWS DEVICES in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Dance Cube Proves Kinect for Windows v2 is Not to be Ignored

    What happens when you mix developers, designers, and dancers? This time, it's a virtual reality dance cube! You read that right - in the latest development to come out of Microsoft's emerging hack culture, a four-foot cube touting an interactive dance party appeared at Seattle's Decibel music festival...
  • Blog Post: Kinect v2 Speech Bubbles Enhanced

    During Summer 2014, I had the chance to work on a Kinect v2 “Speech Bubbles” app, built upon a sample project from Kinect MVP Tom Kerkhove. In the initial version, I added a speech bubble gets displayed above a person’s head when the ...read more
  • Blog Post: Hackathon Winners Share Feedback on Experimenting With New Tech

    This post is part of an ongoing series presented by the "Every Dev Has a Story" program from Microsoft where we share stories about innovators, creators, and developers doing something unique. If you’re harnessing technology in a new way or have built something great, tweet screenshots, video,...
  • Blog Post: A Kinect-Augmented T-Shirt Cannon

    The Kinect Kannon can track targets with its skeletal tracking thanks to Kinect. It can also respond to audible sounds and turn toward the louder side of a cheering crowd! You can also manually control the cannon with an XBOX Controller. Pull both triggers and the cannon will fire a T-Shirt at your target...
  • Blog Post: 24 Hour Kinect Hackathon in Amsterdam

    Letzte Woche haben Technologiebegeisterte die Chance gehabt, ihre Ideen innerhalb des 24 Hour Kinect Hackathons zu verwirklichen. Das Event hat in Amsterdam stattgefunden und wurde von DARE TO DIFR und Microsoft gesponsert. Da ich selber die Gelegenheit hatte dabei zu sein und außerdem von den...
  • Blog Post: ¡Nuevo curso! Desarrolla apps de Windows 8.1 con Kinect

    En este nuevo curso de MVA conocerás las nuevas características de Kinect para Windows V2.0 y cómo desarrollar tu primera aplicación Windows 8.1 que utilice la información del sensor. El curso va dirigido a desarrolladores y diseñadores interesados en crear...
  • Blog Post: Indie Dev Advice for Utilizing Latest Tech in PC & Mobile Gaming

    This post is part of an ongoing series presented by the "Every Dev Has a Story" program from Microsoft where we share stories about innovators, creators, and developers doing something unique. If you’re harnessing technology in a new way or have built something great, tweet screenshots, video,...
  • Blog Post: Digital, but Natural

    In der letzten Zeit wird viel von Natural User Interfaces, kurz NUI, gesprochen und wie wir damit immer weniger die Grenze zwischen der realen Welt und der virtuellen Welt bewusst wahrnehmen. Das Ziel von NUI ist eine möglichst natürliche Interaktion zwischen Mensch und Maschine, und somit...
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