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  • Blog Post: Detecting heart rate with Kinect

    When the latest Kinect sensor was unveiled more than a year ago at Build 2014, demos showed how it could determine a user’s heart rate without attaching sensors or wires to his or her body. But that was old news to regular followers of D Goins Insperience , the personal blog of Dwight Goins, a...
  • Blog Post: The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and free SDK 2.0 public preview are here

    Today, we began shipping thousands of Kinect for Windows v2 sensors to developers worldwide. And more sensors will leave the warehouse in coming weeks, as we work to fill orders as quickly as possible. Additionally, Microsoft publicly released a preview version of the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 this...
  • Blog Post: Keeping watch in the night

    The following blog post was guest authored by Ana Isabel Zorrilla, project manager at EIC BBK-Dravet Syndrome Foundation, a Spanish nonprofit organization dedicated to the treatment and cure of Dravet syndrome and related disorders. Imagine what it’s like to go for weeks on end without a decent...
  • Blog Post: Mysteries of Kinect for Windows Face Tracking output explained

    Since the release of Kinect for Windows version 1.5, developers have been able to use the Face Tracking software development kit (SDK) to create applications that can track human faces in real time. Figure 1, an illustration from the Face Tracking documentation , displays 87 of the points used to track...
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