Image Based Motion Analysis with Kinect V2 and OpenCV

Guest blog by  Edward Hockedy, 3rd year computer science student Introduction and project background I am a third year computer science undergraduate at Durham University, and recently finished my year-long project on image based motion analysis. Hand and body motion is becoming an ever more common form of human computer interaction. Analysing images provides lots…

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Kinect functionality available to UWP apps on Windows 10.

    Important developments updates with the Kinect DK which now allow functionality available to UWP apps Another key feature of the new APIs is that they are designed to work with the Kinect sensor but with any other sensors capable of delivering rich data streams. So to facilitate this the Kinect driver is now…

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Kinect developer preview for Windows 10!

https://dev.windows.com/en-us/kinect This preview adds support for using Kinect with the built-in Windows.Devices.Perception APIs, and it also provides beta support for using Kinect with Windows Hello. Getting started is easy. First, make sure you already have a working Kinect for Windows V2 attached to your Windows 10 PC.  The Kinect Configuration Verifier can make sure everything…

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Kinect hack London is coming!

Get hands-on with the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor The lovely folk at Microsoft have given us access to a whole bunch of hardware, room to play and promise to keep you fed and watered while you have fun learning, hacking, voice commanding and gesticulating with the incredible Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and latest…

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Try out some of our quick start labs to get building for Windows 8 and Windows Phone on a variety of Open Source and Middleware technologies

  Universal App Universal Apps are the new way to develop Windows Store apps. With a universal project developers are able to share code across Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone solutions. In this challenge you will learn how to create your a XAML/C# Universal app.C# is one of the most popular languages in the industry…

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CMake for Windows Store and Windows Phone apps

CMake is a cross-platform project files generator that enables re-use of shared C++ code across multiple IDEs or project systems. An early build of CMake that allows you to target Windows Store and Windows Phone apps is available on CodePlex here. The Microsoft Open Technologies have been  working with Kitware and CMake community to incorporate…

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Kinect V2 Preview SDK now available includes UNITY3D plugin

This week we released a preview version of the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 and began shipping KinectV2 pre order devices to developer around the world. Whets New in Kinect V2 The new sensor can track as many as six complete skeletons and 25 joints per person. Improved skeletal tracking: The enhanced fidelity of the…

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Kinect for Windows v2

Exciting News In case you’ve not yet heard, the Kinect for Windows announced pricing and availability in July of our new sensor and SDK (public beta)! The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor pre-order is here! It allows you to get your hands on the sensor ahead of the game. Developers who take advantage of the…

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Getting Started with Unity3D here is the 1 stop of shop of great resources

One of the most popular question I am getting at present is how to get started or improve my knowledge of Unity the easy answer is simply keep building and playing? However here some quick guides and links to get you started no matter what level of experience you have. This list has been a…

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Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview Program closes in 2 days

You only have 2 more days to apply for 1 of the 500 spots in the program available to professional developers and others who want to build amazing experiences using Kinect including artists, students, and other creators who have great ideas to bring to life using the new Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and SDK….

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