Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer announced on Monday the company’s gesture-recognition technology Kinect will come to Windows on February 1. There was no explanation on how the device would look or work with Windows. Balmer said that Microsoft is working with 200 companies on Kinect apps, and there’s no limit to what they might include. Will we be doing spreadsheets or photo sorting by gesture? We’re looking forward to finding out more on February 1.
You can pre-order the device on official Amazon page, and some info direct from the latter:
- Utilize Kinect skeletal-tracking, sophisticated microphone array, and other sensor technologies
- Link computers to Kinect devices running Windows 7 and Windows 8 Developer Preview
- Run applications built with the Kinect for Windows Commercial Software Development Kit (SDK)
- Use the Kinect for Windows SDK to build applications with C++, C#, or Visual Studio Basic by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
- The sensor will only work on computers running the SDK software
Will you want to use Kinect for windows, or will this just be to much effort and should stay with games only? Tell use your thoughts on what you want to use Kinect for.