A software development kit that aims to assist developers in creating applications that make use of the Kinect sensor technology
The Kinect SDK is intended for developers who want to create applications that interact with Kinect devices, using gestures and voice recognition as a control means. The SDK includes all the APIs, sample codes, device interfaces and drivers one needs in order to build software programs that make use of the Kinect sensor technology.
With the help of the Kinect SDK you can unleash your creativity and take advantage of the power of the kinect technology, building applications that really understand motion, objects and environments, with accurate depth perception and high-quality output.
Kinect SDK offers cutting-edge motion tracking capabilities, which enables humans to freely and easily interact with computers. Application created with Kinect SDK can be deployed in both personal and commercial environments.
The SDK features advanced skeletal tracking and joint orientation, enabling it to discern movements and gestures coming from up to six persons with high precision, including hand tips and thumb motion.
Developers can work with the Kinect SDK in Visual Studio 2010, 2012 and 2013, but the Microsoft Speech Platform SDK must be installed in order for them to create speech-enabled applications.
It is a next-generation SDK, suitable for an era in which computers are controlled not just with hardware components, but also with simple gestures and spoken words. It can be used to create interactive and innovative applications that respond to motion and voice commands.
- For v2.0 Public Preview:
- A Microsoft Kinect for Windows v2 sensor
- Dual-core 3.1-GHz or faster processor
- Dedicated USB 3.0 bus
- 2 GB RAM
- DX11 capable graphics adapter
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
- Visual Studio 2012 or 2013
- For v1.8:
- Dual-core 2.66-GHz or faster processor
- Dedicated USB 2.0 bus
- 2 GB RAM
- A Microsoft Kinect for Windows sensor
- Visual Studio 2010 or 2012
- .NET Framework 4