Back in June Microsoft released a non-commercial Kinect software development kit (SDK) for Windows 7. The SDK includes Windows 7 compatible PC drivers for Kinect device and provides developers the capability to build applications with C++, C#, or Visual Basic by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and includes following features:
- Raw sensor streams: Access to low-level streams from the color camera sensor, depth sensor, and four-element microphone array.
- Skeletal tracking: The capability to track the skeleton image of one or two people moving within the Kinect field of view for 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.
A commercial version is planned for release in 2012, but I am really fascinated with what the fellow developers in the community are doing. So here are my favorite videos:
Windows 7 desktop multi touch support
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