On the 13/04/2011 at the MIX11 developer conference in Las Vegas, three key features of the upcoming Kinect for Windows SDK were revealed: robust skeletal tracking, advanced audio capabilities, and XYZ depth camera. Also announced was the launch of a new website for the SDK, where you can subscribe to a newsfeed and be notified as soon as the SDK is available for download.
Our hope is that this "starter kit" for application developers will make it easier for the academic research and enthusiast communities to create even richer experiences by using Kinect technology. Here are a few details on each of the SDK's ground-breaking NUI features:
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Subscribe to alerts and get additional details at: http://research.microsoft.com/kinectsdk
Press release from MIX: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/apr11/04-13MIX2PR.mspx
Blog: MIXing it up: the Kinect for Windows SDK