by Mark Barley
Kinect For Windows SDK Website Launches
Microsoft's Major Nelson has announced that the Kinect for Windows SDK website has officially been launched.
According to the site, the programming toolkit will be coming "later this spring" and will “enable researchers and enthusiasts easy access to the capabilities offered by the Microsoft Kinect device connected to computers running Microsoft Windows 7.”
Kinect for Windows first release will be for non-commercial use, but commercial use is planned for a later date.
“The latest advances in audio processing, which include a four-element microphone array with sophisticated acoustic noise and echo cancellation for crystal clear audio,” and, “Depth data, which provides the distance of an object from the Kinect camera, as well as the raw audio and image data, which together open up opportunities for creating richer natural user interface experiences.”