Microsoft recently launched an SDK (software development kit) for their futuristic interface device Kinect at www.kinectforwindows.org. Originally available for their Xbox360 gaming system, the hands free, gesture-driven, infrared controller can now be integrated as an input device for custom applications.
We were keen to
play around carry out some R&D with this new realm of user input and have developed some simple demo applications using the SDK:
The opportunities available from such an unrestricted form of digital interaction are fantastic, we’ve had lots of ideas for promotional installations, games and other thoughts as to how Kinect could be leveraged in many different software applications.