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  • Blog Post: Kinect comes to the aid of golfers

    Virtual golfers may be eagerly anticipating the upcoming EA Sports PGA Tour for Xbox One , which is slated to include Kinect for Windows motion controls. But real golfers—the ones who actually hit the links—don’t have to wait to enjoy the golfing benefits of Kinect. They can use the...
  • Blog Post: Using Kinect to monitor Parkinson’s patients

    Swedish neurologists and software developers have teamed up to create a potentially groundbreaking way to monitor patients with Parkinson’s disease. The secret ingredient? Kinect for Windows. Softronic, an IT management and consulting company headquartered in Stockholm, joined forces with the...
  • Blog Post: No bones about it: Kinect for Windows v2 skeletal tracking vastly better

    You can read about the improvements that Kinect for Windows v2 offers over its predecessor, but seeing the differences with your own eyes is really, well, eye-opening—which is why we’re so pleased by this YouTube video posted by Microsoft MVP Josh Blake of InfoStrat . In it, Blake not only...
  • 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: BUILDing business with Kinect for Windows v2

    BUILD—Microsoft’s annual developer conference—is the perfect showcase for inventive, innovative solutions created with the latest Microsoft technologies. As we mentioned in our previous blog , some of the technologists who have been part of the Kinect for Windows v2 developer preview...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store app development is coming to Kinect for Windows

    Today at Microsoft BUILD 2014, Microsoft made it official: the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and SDK are coming this summer (northern hemisphere). With it, developers will be able to start creating Windows Store apps with Kinect for the first time. The ability to build such apps has been a frequent request...
  • Blog Post: Swap your face…really

    Ever wish you looked like someone else? Maybe Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lawrence? Well, just get Brad or Jennifer in the same room with you, turn on the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor, and presto: you can swap your mug for theirs (and vice versa, of course). Don’t believe it? Then take a look at this...
  • Blog Post: nsquared releases three new Kinect for Windows-based applications

    The following blog post was guest authored by Celeste Humphrey, business development consultant at nsquared, and Dr. Neil Roodyn, director of nsquared. A company that is passionate about learning, technology, and creating awesome user experiences, nsquared has developed three new applications that...
  • Blog Post: The New Generation Kinect for Windows Sensor is Coming Next Year

    By now, most of you likely have heard about the new Kinect sensor that Microsoft will deliver as part of Xbox One later this year. Today, I am pleased to announce that Microsoft will also deliver a new generation Kinect for Windows sensor next year. We’re continuing our commitment to equipping...
  • Blog Post: Build-A-Bear Selects Kinect for Windows for "Store of the Future"

    Build-A-Bear Workshop stores have been delivering custom-tailored experiences to children for 15 years in the form of make-your-own stuffed animals, but the company recently recognized that its target audience was gravitating toward digital devices. So it has begun advancing its in-store experiences...
  • Blog Post: Inside the Newest Kinect for Windows SDK—Infrared Control

    The Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) October release was a pivotal update with a number of key improvements. One important update in this release is how control of infrared (IR) sensing capabilities has been enhanced to create a world of new possibilities for developers. IR sensing...
  • Blog Post: Monsters Come to Life with Kinect for Windows

    It all started with a couple of kids and a remarkable idea, which eventually spawned two terrifying demon dogs and their master. This concept is transforming the haunt industry and could eventually change how theme parks and other entertainment businesses approach animated mechanical electronics (animatronics...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows releases SDK update and launches in China

    I’m very pleased to announce that the latest Kinect for Windows runtime and software development kit (SDK) have been released today. I am also thrilled to announce that the Kinect for Windows sensor is now available in China. Developers and business leaders around the world are just beginning...
  • Blog Post: Nissan Pathfinder Virtual Showroom is Latest Auto Industry Tool Powered by Kinect for Windows

    Automotive companies Audi, Ford, and Nissan are adopting Kinect for Windows as a the newest way to put a potential driver into a vehicle. Most car buyers want to get "hands on" with a car before they are ready to buy, so automobile manufacturers have invested in tools such as online car configurators...
  • Blog Post: KinÊtre Uses Kinect for Windows to Animate Objects in Real Time

    Traditional digital animation techniques can be costly and time-consuming. But KinÊtre—a new Kinect for Windows project developed by a team at Microsoft Research Cambridge—makes the process quick and simple enough that anyone can be an animator who brings inanimate objects to life....
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