Microsoft Gives Kinect Starter Kit for Academic Research

Microsoft announced that it will release a Kinect Starter Development Kit (SDK) this spring for “academic research and enthusiast communities to create natural user interfaces” using the motion-sensing device.

According to Microsoft reps, the introduction of a non-commercial Kinect SDK is part of the company’s long-term vision of “creating computers that are intuitive to use and able to do far more for us.”

The SDK will provide users access to Kinect’s system information such as audio, system application-programming interfaces, and direct control of the Kinect sensor.

Microsoft also announced that a Windows version of the Kinect, which will make it usable with PCs, will be available “at a later date.”

Source: The Register

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