Remember several months ago when you had to hack Kinect to make it do interesting stuff? Well if you created homebrew apps for the device you do. Good news, folks. Microsoft has released the Kinect for Windows SDK beta. If you wanna check out some of the Kinect hacks we’ve seen in the past, check out one of our past posts.
Here are some of the features:
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.
Kinect for Windows SDK – Here (not a direct download)