Windows Store app development announced for Kinect for Windows

The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and SDK are coming this summer to the Northern Hemisphere, it was announced Thursday at Build 2014.

With them, developers will be able to start creating Windows Store apps with Kinect for the first time. The ability to build such apps has been a frequent request from the developer community.

Kinect for Windows v2 includes 1080p HD video, which allows for high-quality augmented scenarios; a wider field of view, which means that users can stand closer to the sensor— making it possible to use the sensor in smaller rooms; improved skeletal tracking, which opens up even better scenarios for health and fitness apps and educational solutions; and new active infrared detection, which provides better facial tracking and gesture detection, even in low-light situations.

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

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff