Kinect for Windows Product Blog

Kinect for Windows news gets new address, keeps same great community

For the past several years, this blog has brought you news about the latest Kinect for Windows...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 11/07/2016

Is your job a pain in the neck? Kinect might help.

Do you sometimes have a stiff, aching neck after a day of staring at your computer? If so, you’re...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 09/14/2016

Keeping an eye on pugnacious pigs

Notwithstanding their docile image in cartoons and literature (think Porky Pig from the Looney Tunes...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 08/11/2016

VNTANA HOLLAGRAM brings AR to Marketing

You’ve built the world’s only interactive, scalable hologram system—so, what do you do for an...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 07/01/2016

Bringing quality education to the countryside

Providing top-notch schooling in rural communities is a problem around the world—and one that China,...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 06/24/2016

Kinect-enabled VR holds productivity promise

Ah, the old office directory: page after page, or screen after screen, of names and job titles....

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 06/09/2016

Pumping iron with Kinect for Windows

No, you aren’t going to clean and jerk the Kinect sensor—and given its compact size, that wouldn’t...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 06/02/2016

Getting your kicks with Kinect for Windows

A wall, a ball, and a kid: think about it. When you were a youngster on a playground, and a wall and...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 05/18/2016

Kinect and UWP: new options in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

UWP apps today cannot access most of the data from a Kinect sensor. This post provides an overview...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 05/13/2016

Remix the music with Kinect

This spring, visitors to Seattle radio station KEXP’s new home are being treated to the ultimate...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 05/04/2016

Step into Frank Sinatra’s virtual shoes

There’s no doubt about it: from his early days as a big band crooner through his mature years as a...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 04/22/2016

Kinect and the self-driving car

You’re driving along in the right lane of a busy four-lane street, minding your speed and obeying...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 04/14/2016

A Kinect portal to Wonderland?

This spring, one of the most innovative offerings on London’s famed theater scene is wonder.land, a...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 03/16/2016

Kinect brings enrichment to zoo orangutans

Orangutans have long fascinated people by their humanlike behaviors (the name “orangutan” actually...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 03/09/2016

Kinect lets you see yourself in VR game

What do you get when bring together the cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) of the HTC Vive system and...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 03/07/2016

Kinect helps VR film capture the terrors of war

Even in the rarefied atmosphere of the Sundance Film Festival, where innovative and engaging...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 02/22/2016

A student’s concussion leads to Kinect-enabled diagnostic app

(Portions of this story first appeared in the Daily Edventures blog) Sports-related concussions are...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 02/05/2016

Ghost hunting with Kinect

Who can resist a scary movie? Even the most jaded of us enjoy a good ghost flick, which is why we...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 01/27/2016

Is Kinect for Windows Darth Vader’s secret?

As every Star Wars fan knows, telekinesis—the ability to move physical objects by using mental...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 01/20/2016

Gaming for the greater good

Big games are nothing new at the University of Michigan (UM). Just ask any UM alum about the...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 01/13/2016

Kinect-enabled virtual fitting room sweeps the world

We thought it was pretty big news when Zugara’s Virtual Dressing Room technology dazzled fans at...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 12/18/2015

Kinect gaming with a mission

Walking through the grocery store, you spy a bag of potato chips on the shelf. They’re your...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 12/11/2015

Comic artistry, with a wave of your hand

Not everyone can easily recreate a popular comic strip character—unless they have the Kinect-powered...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 12/01/2015

Trick or treat with Kinect

In a 1930 jazz classic, singer Lee Morse advised that “t’aint no sin to take off your skin and dance...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 11/20/2015

Kinect-powered rehab system gets FDA clearance

Back in June, we featured a story about Reflexion Health and its innovative application that uses...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 11/11/2015

Kinect makes programming robotic arm a cinch

What might you do with a robotic arm? Well, if you’re part of the maker community, the possibilities...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 11/06/2015

Vitruvius simplifies development of Kinect for Windows apps

Many of the posts in this blog demonstrate how the latest Kinect sensor and software development kit...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 11/02/2015

Kinect interactive display invites charitable support

We’ve seen Kinect for Windows used in some amazing applications, from educational games to physical...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 10/16/2015

Can Kinect replace the white cane?

Technology has offered tantalizing prospects to replace the white cane—the traditional...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 10/09/2015

Gesture control in Unity via Kinect for Windows

Are you developing a Unity app and wish you could easily add gesture control? Well, just like Glinda...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 09/25/2015

Kinect aids physical therapy

Take the latest Kinect sensor, a PC, a high-definition monitor, and an onscreen avatar—and what do...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 09/11/2015

Globetrotting via Kinect

In his novel, Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne celebrated the technological marvels of...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 09/02/2015

All the info, in lots more languages!

As we promised earlier this week, Kinect for Windows information for developers has migrated....

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 08/28/2015

Kinect for Windows website on the move

Starting August 27, you will find the information you need for developing with Kinect for Windows in...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 08/26/2015

Gamified therapy offers hope to the elderly

Dementia: the statistics are sobering. According to the World Health Organization, 47.5 million...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 08/14/2015

Games highlight Kinect sensor’s value in robotics

They probably won’t get a ticker tape parade like the U.S. national women’s soccer team did after...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 08/12/2015

NextStage turns Kinect sensor into a virtual production camera

We’re used to seeing applications in which Kinect for Windows tracks the movements of users—after...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 08/05/2015

Experience ancient cultures—with help from Kinect

To movie lovers, the image of the late John Belushi cavorting around the Delta Tau Chi fraternity...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 07/24/2015

Creating Kinect-enabled apps with Unity 5

So many blogs, so little time. Ever feel that way when you realize it’s been a long time since...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 07/20/2015

Baseball fans have a virtual fit

Major League Baseball’s 2015 All-Star Game is in the record books, with the victorious...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 07/16/2015

Kinect Studio lets you code on the go

Imagine you’re wearing multiple hats: you’re a business owner, a software developer, and...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 07/10/2015

Kinect powers informed shoppers

You go to a large grocery store to buy some Fuji apples. The signs tell you which are organic and...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 07/08/2015

Kinect helps detect PTSD in combat soldiers

“War is hell.” So proclaimed U.S. General William Tecumseh Sherman, whose experiences during the...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 07/01/2015

Kinect-enabled PC game scores big in 2015 Imagine Cup

Team TerraBite: the name evokes mixed metaphors of earth (terra), predation (bite), and technology...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 06/26/2015

Kinect for Windows clicks at Eyeo

We recently attended the Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and what an eye-opening experience...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 06/24/2015

Salon gives devs tips and tricks for Kinect for Windows

On the evening of May 29, 2015, nearly 100 top developers and investors gathered in Beijing for...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 06/19/2015

Kinect helps apply color to complex surfaces

We’ve talked about making 3D models from data captured by the Kinect sensor—we’ve even pointed you...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 06/17/2015

Detecting heart rate with Kinect

When the latest Kinect sensor was unveiled more than a year ago at Build 2014, demos showed how it...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 06/12/2015

Hand tracking with Kinect

The latest Kinect sensor provides major enhancements in body tracking, including the ability to...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 06/10/2015

Kinect app for physical therapy put to the test

A year ago, during the 2014 BUILD conference, we profiled Reflexion Health, a San Diego-based...

Author: Kinect for Windows Team Date: 06/05/2015

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