Kinect for Windows v2 at Build 2014: Amazing apps shared, from fun to physical therapy

Build 2014, now underway in San Francisco, is the perfect showcase for inventive solutions created with the latest Microsoft technologies, including apps created through the Kinect for Windows v2 developer program.

One company, Freak’n Genius, is poised to flip animation on its head by taking what has been highly technical, time consuming and expensive and making it instant, free and fun. The Seattle-based company has developed software that will enable just about anyone to create cartoons with fully animated characters by using the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. The user simply chooses an on-screen character and animates it by standing in front of the Kinect for Windows sensor and moving. There are no suits, tracking balls or room-size setups needed.

Another company, Reflexion Health of San Diego, shows just how powerful the new sensor can be with its application “Vera,” which uses Kinect for Windows to track patients’ exercise sessions to help ensure they get the maximum benefit from those sessions.

The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor is in the hands of thousands of developers now, but will be publicly available this summer so everyone can get in on the fun — and innovation.

To read more, head over to the Kinect for Windows Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff