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First look: Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview SDK
Longtime readers know that I have great enthusiasm for the Kinect sensor as a revolutionary NUI technology. Now I can report that I was accepted to the Developer Preview program, and my new Kinect for Windows sensor arrived today. The packaging goes out of its way to make you feel special: when the box...
27 Nov 2013
Kinect for Windows SDK v1.8 released, with HTML5, Kinect Fusion improvements, and more
Download it here: Kinect for Windows SDK v1.8 . Also: Kinect for Windows Developer Toolkit v1.8 . Here’s Bob Heddle with the announcement: I am pleased to announce that we released the Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) 1.8 today. This is the fourth update to the SDK since we first released...
17 Sep 2013
Kinect SDK 1.7 with Interactions and Fusion is posted
Get it here . This release is very exciting, because it includes the amazing Kinect Fusion feature, which enables high-resolution 3D capture in realtime: Also, you get gesture recognition out of the box: I can hardly wait to hook up the Kinect sensor to my Surface Pro and walk around my living...
18 Mar 2013
Kinect for Windows developer blog launches with announcement of new open source sample code
Exciting stuff : We are happy to announce we are releasing the Kinect for Windows samples under an open source license. You can find everything on CodePlex: http://kinectforwindows.codeplex.com/ . We have posted a total of 22 unique samples in C#, C++, and Visual Basic. Here’s what you get...
12 Mar 2013
Kinect for Windows SDK v1.5 released
Download here . Craig Eisler of the Kinect for Windows team has the latest . For me, the most interesting new features are tracking for the seated skeleton and Near Mode, which brings Kinect into the sphere of productivity applications: Seated Skeletal Tracking is now available. This tracks a 10-joint...
21 May 2012
Kinect-Emotiv mashup prototype
Longtime readers of the Learning Curve know about my fascination with brainwaves, aka, neurodata ( Again with the brainwaves ). Then along came Kinect, which provided a pleasant distraction. But how to get the best of both worlds? With the release of the Kinect for Windows SDK , it became an interesting...
20 Feb 2012
Kinect for Windows SDK v1.0 is posted
Download here . In the three months since Beta 2, there have been many improvements to the SDK and runtime, including: Support for up to four Kinect sensors plugged into the same computer; Significantly improved skeletal tracking, including the ability for developers to control which user is being tracked...
1 Feb 2012
Kinect For Windows SDK beta is posted
Download Kinect for Windows SDK beta . NUI geeks rejoice! The noncommercial Kinect SDK beta is available from Microsoft Research. Skeleton-tracking provided by the Kinect For Windows SDK beta. Get documentation here . Here are the code samples that you get: Sample code files are included in the...
16 Jun 2011
Kinect and WorldWide Telescope at MIX ‘11
Everybody knows that WorldWide Telescope is pretty cool. But when you drive its UI with Kinect, it’s a whole different experience: I am so looking forward to the Kinect SDK beta, reportedly coming later this spring. WorldWide Telescope Kinect Control Technorati Tags: Kinect , WorldWide...
14 Apr 2011
NYC Kinect event: How to get your Kinect app on Microsoft platforms with Dave Drach
Kinect devs in New York City may want to attend: Map to Microsoft Offices at 1290 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY How to get your Kinect app on Microsoft platforms with Dave Drach Thursday, March 31, 2011, 7:00 PM Microsoft Offices, 6th floor 1290 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY Selected By:...
25 Mar 2011
MIX 11 - April 12-14, 2011, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Register. Oh, to be able to go this year. So many interesting sessions, I’d be a kid in a candy store. If any of you go and blog, please send me links. In addition to the obligatory boot-camp sessions for HTML5 Canvas, jQuery, and the like, these are the MIX 11 sessions that I’d love to dive into: Good...
23 Mar 2011
Getting started with Kinect development
Turns out that it’s a lot simpler than I thought . The most significant barrier to entry is the USB jack. If you buy the Kinect sensor by itself, you’re good to go. But if you buy the XBOX 360 bundle, as I did, then you have a problem. As I understand it, the vanilla USB can’t provide enough power for...
22 Mar 2011
Non-commercial Kinect SDK to ship in Spring
If you look around for Kinect SDKs, you’ll find that there are at least three frameworks ( OpenNI , CL-NUI , and the official PrimeSense NITE ) to play with. For me, this is all too much to suss out, so I’m delighted to report that Microsoft Research will be releasing a non-commercial Kinect SDK in Spring...
21 Feb 2011
Official Kinect drivers are released
If you’re like me, you’ve been itching to get under the hood of Kinect . The prospect of a true, Minority Report -like interface is too alluring to resist. Rejoice, for the moment is at hand: PrimeSense , the company behind the Kinect 3D technology, has just released the drivers. To give you a...
16 Dec 2010
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