Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Kinect for Windows Released


Exciting news ! Microsoft has just released the new Kinect for Windows. The unit is already available in Amazon.com.

The new version is a bit more expensive than the first version of the device, but it comes with a commercial license and several features intended to improve the sensor capabilities when used with a computer.

Kinect for Windows can be connected to computers running Windows 7 and even the Windows 8 developer preview. The Skeletal and Join tracking has been improved providing a more accurate and faster tracking. The new version also provides a new Near Mode that enables the depth camera to detect objects as close as 50 centimeters in front of the device with graceful degradation at 40 centimeters.

This is all great news, so make sure to get your hands on the new device, download the new SDK and start developing for Kinect apps !

Enjoy NUI development, after all, the smartest device our there is the human body, never forget !

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