Gustaf von Dewall – a business developer with the Swedish-based consultant Softronic – presents a project called Kinecting Parkinson’s to demonstrate how Kinect for Windows is a cost-effective way for patients with the disease to do rehab exercises at home. It can also help physicians follow up with their patients more often through remote monitoring.
One of Canada’s favorite games is curling, so it’s no surprise that the winning team in the latest Kinect Hackathon in Canada created an app that creates an augmented reality version of the Olympic sport.
Want to get in a game — literally? You can, creating a fully animated, 3D game character that’s a recognizable version of you, even if you have no prior knowledge of 3D modelling, the Kinect for Windows Team writes in a blog post.
An Internet of Things app created by Team C-Labs won first place in a recent Kinect for Windows v2 hackathon on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. Team C-Labs’ app, Factory-Relay, is an IoT factory automation, safety and control system. For their work, the team won $500 and two Kinect for Windows v2 sensors.
The Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 public preview will run only on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 64-bit systems. For those of you who develop on Macs, fret not; there are options for you, writes Carmine Sirignano, developer support escalation engineer for Kinect for Windows, in a blog post.
When students enter the Liberty University library, they’re greeted by an enormous visual display, a media wall that’s 24 feet by 11 feet, with 198 interactive tiles controlled by three Kinect for Windows sensors. The wall displays animated visualizations of photos that have been submitted via social media by students and staff. The sensors let visitors use gestures to grab the photos to get details about what is being shown.
Head over to the Kinect for Windows Blog to find out more about how to start developing a Windows application by using Kinect for Windows using Cinder and openFrameworks, popular open-source graphic frameworks focusing on native C++ development.