Learn to build Kinect apps for the Windows Store


As we discussed in a recent blog, the Kinect v2 sensor and SDK 2.0 enables developers to create Kinect-powered Windows Store apps, opening up an entirely new market for your Kinect for Windows applications. Now on GitHub you can find the Kinect 2 Hands on Labs, a tutorial series that teaches you, step by step, how to build a Windows Store 8.1 app that uses almost every feature of the new sensor.

The lab is a complete introduction, covering everything from setting up the Kinect sensor to utilizing its major features. Included are hands-on lessons about using the infrared, color, and depth data; creating a body mask; displaying body data; removing backgrounds; using the face library; creating hand cursor interactions; employing Kinect Studio; building gestures; adding speech recognition; and tracking multiple users.

The Kinect 2 Hands on Labs include lessons on every major feature of the latest sensor, complete with illustrations such as this one from the lesson on using depth data.

The Kinect 2 Hands on Labs include lessons on every major feature of the latest sensor, complete with
illustrations such as this one from the lesson on using depth data.

Each lesson includes code to help you build samples, providing a true hands-on learning experience. For example, here is part of the code included in the lesson on how to assemble a body mask:

Part of the code included in the lesson on how to assemble a body mask

If you’re thinking about tapping into the Windows Store market with your own Kinect app, this tutorial series is a great place to start.

The Kinect for Windows Team

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