Whether you're educating students, training employees, manufacturing products, or exploring countless other options for what's possible when humans and computers interact, you can create something amazing with Kinect for Windows.
Faster and improved skeletal tracking
With updates to the multi-core exemplar, Kinect for Windows is now 20% faster than it was in the last release. Also, the accuracy rate of skeletal tracking and joint recognition and been substantially improved.
Status change support
You can now plug and unplug your Kinect without losing work/productivity.
Improved joint tracking
Substantially improve the accuracy rate of joint recognition and tracking.
Raw sensor streams
Access to raw data streams from the depth sensor, color camera sensor, and four-element microphone array enables developers to build upon the low-level streams that are generated by the Kinect sensor.
The capability to track the skeleton image of one or two people moving within the Kinect field of view make it easy to create gesture-driven applications.
Advanced audio capabilities
Audio processing capabilities include sophisticated acoustic noise suppression and echo cancellation, beam formation to identify the current sound source, and integration with the Windows speech recognition API.
Sample code and documentation
The SDK includes more than 100 pages of technical documentation. In addition to built-in help files, the documentation includes detailed walkthroughs for most samples provided with the SDK.
Easy installationIn The Box
The SDK installs quickly, requires no complex configuration, and the complete installer size is less than 100 MB. Developers can get up and running in just a few minutes with a standard standalone Kinect sensor unit.
- Microsoft Kinect for Windows motion sensor
- USB power cable