Turn any surface into a touch screen with Ubi Interactive and Kinect for Windows

The following blog post was guest authored by Anup Chathoth, co-founder and CEO of Ubi Interactive. Ubi Interactive is a Seattle startup that was one of 11 companies from around the world selected to take part in a three-month Microsoft Kinect Accelerator program in the spring of 2012. Since then, the company has developed the…


Styku Smart Fitting Room Expected to Improve Online Shopping Experience, Reduce Returns

Styku, a Kinect Accelerator startup, set out to alter clothes shopping for retailers by using the Kinect for Windows sensor and software development kit to develop its Smart Fitting Room quickly, a new case study reports. The technology will soon be used by Brooks Brothers, IM-Label, and other fashion retailers. Styku hopes to improve the…


Microsoft’s Kinect Accelerator Begins Today

I am pleased to announce that the finalists for our Kinect Accelerator have arrived in ever-sunny Seattle and today are launching into a three-month program to build new products and business using Kinect. I can’t wait to see what they come up with – using Kinect, these teams have the ability to reimagine the way…


Kinect Accelerator Program Seeking Innovators

In March, ten startups will converge on Seattle to start developing commercial and gaming applications that utilize Kinect’s innovative natural user interface (NUI). As part of the Microsoft Kinect Accelerator program, they will have three months and a wealth of resources—including access to Microsoft and industry mentors—to develop, and then present their applications to angel…


Kinect for Windows – Building the Future

Since announcing a few weeks ago that the Kinect for Windows commercial program will launch in early 2012, we’ve been asked whether there will also be new Kinect hardware especially for Windows. The answer is yes; building on the existing Kinect for Xbox 360 device, we have optimized certain hardware components and made firmware adjustments…