All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kinect for Windows’

You Can Now Apply To Pay $400 For The New Kinect For Windows Sensor

Microsoft is really onto something with the Kinect. Sure, it’s not that great for games, but developers are doing some amazing things with it in the application space. It’s only going to get more amazing next year as the new and improved Kinect comes to PC. At its annual BUILD developer conference, Microsoft announced that it’s opening up applications for …

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Kinect Code Samples Go Open Source To Encourage Development

Kinect for Windows has inspired developers to create some really impressive applications. That’s apparently not good enough, though, as Microsoft is now making Kinect for Windows partially open source to encourage more development on the platform. The Kinect for Windows team that its sample code is now open source under an Apache 2.0 license. The 22 samples are available in …

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Kinect Fusion Brings 3D Modeling To Kinect For Windows

Kinect For Windows is one of Microsoft’s best projects to date. It’s a bit gimmicky and not that great for games, but it’s been amazing for app developers on the PC. Back in September, a developer created an email system for his mother who suffered from aphasia after a stroke. Now Microsoft is adding a new tool that will inspire …

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Kinect For Windows SDK 1.5 Released

Kinect for Windows has been one of the coolest projects that Microsoft is personally involved with. Windows applications being built using Kinect continually impress me more so than any games that use Kinect on the Xbox 360. It speaks to the power of the Kinect platform as an interface. With that being said, Microsoft has updated the Kinect for Windows …

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Kinect For Windows Gets A Gesture Recognition SDK

It’s been said before and I’ll say it again – Kinect isn’t just for video games anymore. Ever since the release of the Kinect for Windows SDK last year and the official Kinect for Windows hardware this year, developers have gone to great lengths to create some of the most creative and awe inspiring applications we’ve seen in years. A …

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Kinect For Windows Launches Today

Kinect for Windows launched today – pause for celebration. Now that the celebration is over, we can get into the stuff that really matters on the Kinect for Windows front – software. Over on the Microsoft blog, the Kinect team detailed changes being made to the beta 2 SDK that will move the Kinect software up to version 1.0. As …

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