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  • Blog Post: All the info, in lots more languages!

    As we promised earlier this week, Kinect for Windows information for developers has migrated. You’ll now find it in the Windows Dev Center , where it’s in some pretty snazzy company. (Hello, Cortana. Hi there, Windows 10 and Universal Windows Apps.) Parlez-vous français? Sprechen...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows website on the move

    Starting August 27, you will find the information you need for developing with Kinect for Windows in a new location. Kinect for Windows information for developers will soon reside in the Windows Dev Center. This is where you’ll go to learn about the features of the latest sensor and the free...
  • Blog Post: Gamified therapy offers hope to the elderly

    Dementia: the statistics are sobering. According to the World Health Organization, 47.5 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, with 7.7 million new cases occurring every year. In the United States alone, there are currently more than 5 million...
  • Blog Post: Games highlight Kinect sensor’s value in robotics

    They probably won’t get a ticker tape parade like the U.S. national women’s soccer team did after winning the 2015 World Cup, but the winners of the recent 2015 RoboCup certainly deserve their moment in the sun. This international competition—it’s been held annually since 1997—features...
  • Blog Post: NextStage turns Kinect sensor into a virtual production camera

    We’re used to seeing applications in which Kinect for Windows tracks the movements of users—after all, that’s what the Kinect sensor is designed to do. But what if you picked up the Kinect sensor and moved it around, so that instead of the sensor tracking your movements, you could track...
  • Blog Post: Experience ancient cultures—with help from Kinect

    To movie lovers, the image of the late John Belushi cavorting around the Delta Tau Chi fraternity house in a toga is comedy gold. But while the period costuming was played for laughs in Animal House , the recreation of virtual Roman attire is serious business to researchers Erkan Bostanci, Nadia Kanwal...
  • Blog Post: Creating Kinect-enabled apps with Unity 5

    So many blogs, so little time. Ever feel that way when you realize it’s been a long time since you’ve checked in with one of your favorite bloggers? Well, that’s how we’re feeling today, after reading this four-month old blog post from Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP...
  • Blog Post: Kinect powers informed shoppers

    You go to a large grocery store to buy some Fuji apples. The signs tell you which are organic and which aren’t, but that (and the price per weight) is about all the information you’ll get. Now imagine a shopping scenario where you could learn much more about those apples: the orchard where...
  • Blog Post: Kinect-enabled PC game scores big in 2015 Imagine Cup

    Team TerraBite: the name evokes mixed metaphors of earth (terra), predation (bite), and technology (terabyte). And it’s the perfect moniker for the squad from Abertay University, whose apocalyptically themed, Kinect-enabled PC game, Project Cyber, made it all the way to the World Semifinals of...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows clicks at Eyeo

    We recently attended the Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and what an eye-opening experience it was. For those who aren’t familiar with Eyeo, it’s a creative coding conference that brings together coders, data lovers, artists, designers and game developers. It features one-of-a-kind...
  • Blog Post: Salon gives devs tips and tricks for Kinect for Windows

    On the evening of May 29, 2015, nearly 100 top developers and investors gathered in Beijing for Microsoft China’s Second Kinect for Windows Salon. This five-hour event presented advanced techniques for working with the latest Kinect sensor and the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0, and helped attendees...
  • Blog Post: Kinect helps apply color to complex surfaces

    We’ve talked about making 3D models from data captured by the Kinect sensor—we’ve even pointed you to a free Windows Store app that lets you do it easily. But one drawback of most home 3D printers is that their output is monochromatic. So that nifty 3D model of your dad that you wanted...
  • Blog Post: Hand tracking with Kinect

    The latest Kinect sensor provides major enhancements in body tracking, including the ability to recognize more hand and finger poses. But as useful as this level of hand tracking is, it doesn’t begin to cover the enormous variety of hand motions we use every day. Imagine the possibilities if...
  • Blog Post: Kinect app for physical therapy put to the test

    A year ago, during the 2014 BUILD conference, we profiled Reflexion Health, a San Diego-based software startup that had developed a promising Kinect for Windows application to track physical therapy patients’ exercise sessions. We’re now pleased to report that this application, called Vera...
  • Blog Post: Kinect sensor helps facilitate learning

    We all know that children can learn from videos. But many educators have questioned the effectiveness of such learning when compared to the understanding that young children derive from working with tangible objects. In a recent paper , researchers Nesra Yannier, Ken Koedinger, and Scott Hudson at the...
  • Blog Post: Dancing waters, Kinect style

    Fountains: indoors or out, these decorative displays of water in motion have long mesmerized onlookers. France’s Sun King, Louis XIV, had fountains placed throughout his palace gardens at Versailles; groundskeepers would activate their assigned fountain as the king approached. If only Louis were...
  • Blog Post: Sick children get a dose of Kinect-enabled empowerment

    A seriously ill child is every family’s nightmare. So it’s no wonder that young patients and their families are filled with anxiety when a child requires frequent hospital visits. And while a great bedside manner can help alleviate the stress, a hospital, even a pediatric one, can still be...
  • Blog Post: Kinect-based student projects shine at China Imagine Cup

    Microsoft’s Imagine Cup has become a global phenomenon. Since its inception in 2003, this technology competition for students has grown from about 1,000 annual participants to nearly half a million in 2014. Now the 2015 competition is underway, and projects that utilize Kinect for Windows are coming...
  • Blog Post: Australian study looks at the use of technology in rehabilitating brain-injured patents

    A research team with members from seven major Australian hospitals and universities is evaluating the use of technology, including Kinect-enabled games, in helping patients recover from brain injuries. Buoyed by the results of a 60-patient pilot, which found that participants enjoyed using the technology...
  • Blog Post: RoomAlive Toolkit unveiled at Build 2015

    As highlighted during the Build 2015 Conference , Microsoft is more committed than ever to delivering innovative software, services, and devices that are changing the way people use technology and opening up new scenarios for developers. Perhaps no software reflects that commitment better than the RoomAlive...
  • Blog Post: Encounters with Kinect

    Imagine an interactive digital art performance where the audience becomes the performers and interact not just with other audience members but also with lights, sounds, and professional dancers. That’s what visitors to SummerSalt , an outdoor arts festival in Melbourne, Australia, experienced....
  • Blog Post: Can Kinect technology improve brain imaging?

    Blurry images: they’re a nuisance when they wreck your holiday photographs or ruin that video of your sister’s wedding. But they’re much more than a nuisance in the world of medical imaging. Blurry medical images can result in costly repeat scans or, worse yet, can lead to misdiagnoses...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows shows promise in helping seniors retain cognitive functions

    Declines in cognitive function are among the most debilitating problems that affect senior citizens. Various studies have reported that physical training designed to prevent falls can have a positive effect on cognition in older adults. With that in mind, Japanese researchers at Kyoto University’s...
  • Blog Post: Coffee, creativity, and Kinect: hacking London-style

    A marathon came to London early this year, but it wasn’t the usual 26 miles of pavement pounding. This was a different kind of endurance event, one involving 36 hours of coding with the Kinect v2 sensor. The event, which took place March 21–22, was organized by Dan Thomas of Moov2 , who...
  • Blog Post: Learn to build Kinect apps for the Windows Store

    As we discussed in a recent blog , the Kinect v2 sensor and SDK 2.0 enables developers to create Kinect-powered Windows Store apps, opening up an entirely new market for your Kinect for Windows applications. Now on GitHub you can find the Kinect 2 Hands on Labs , a tutorial series that teaches you, step...
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