Kinect For Windows SDK Update Released

The software development kit allowing developers to create Kinect applications for the PC using Microsoft's tools was released earlier this year, and Microsoft have kicked off a brand new website introducing the newest release of the SDK.

New features include:
  • Faster and Improved Skeletal Tracking
  • With updates to the multi-core exemplar, Kinect for Windows is now 20% faster than it was in the last release. Also, the accuracy rate of skeletal tracking and joint recognition has been substantially improved. 
  • Status Change Support
  • You can now plug and unplug your Kinect without losing work/productivity. 
  • Improved Joint Tracking
  • Substantially improve the accuracy rate of joint recognition and tracking.
And it of course still comes with all of the documentation, raw sensor stream access, voice recognition and a whole host of features that help developers to get Kinect to do what they want it to do.

The commercial SDK, letting businesses and developers create software to work in and potentially revolutionize entire industries, is still scheduled for an early 2012 release.

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