Signups For Kinect Windows SDK Beta Underway, Download Starts On May 16

MIX 2011 is underway as we previously reported and day two has proved to be a delight for researchers, enthusiasts and developers alike. Kinect for Windows SDK beta has finally been announced and downloads would begin, as expected, on may 16.

 

 

 

On day two of MIX Microsoft divulged information on the promised official Kinect SDK and as anticipated, it did include  the new super body tracking software able to track up to two users at the same time. Some salient features of the SDK are as follows.

  • The latest advances in audio processing, which include a four-element microphone array with sophisticated acoustic noise and echo cancellation for crystal clear audio.
  • Sound source localization for beamforming, which enables the determination of a sound’s spatial location, enhancing reliability when integrated with the Microsoft speech recognition API.
  • 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.
  • Documentation for the APIs and a description of the SDK architecture.
  • Sample code that demonstrates how to use the functionality in the SDK.

How To Sign-Up for Microsoft Kinect SDK For Windows Beta

Sign-up here for Kinect for Windows SDK beta

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