Hello. The Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) enables developers to use C++, C#, or Visual Basic to create applications that support gesture and voice recognition by using the Kinect for Windows sensor and a computer or embedded device. The new SDK was released today and is available here.

Here’s a post that describes some of the key new features.

And don’t forget our book on Kinect for Windows, titled, aptly, Programming with the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit, by David Catuhe. In the book, David provides valuable guidance on how to create applications with Kinect for Windows. Learn about Kinect sensor technology, how the Kinect for Windows SDK works, how to integrate Kinect into your apps, how to develop a postures and gestures recognition system, how to use Kinect as a new input mechanism, and how to create an augmented reality app.

Enjoy!