Kinect for Windows SDK Officially Released

Written by John Ponio    Wednesday, 01 February 2012 15:07

Kinect for Windows

The Kinect for Windows SDK (software development kit) is finally out of beta and has been released. There are, as usual, a number of improvements over the beta, such as Skeletal Tracking (previously only availabe for the Xbox 360 Kinect SDK) and support for up to 4 Kinect sensors (only one will have Skeletal Tracking) provided there is enough USB bandwidth and a computer that is powerful enough. If you're interested in poking around the SDK, you can download it here. If you want an official Kinect for Windows sensor, it'll run you $249.99 from Amazon or the Microsoft Store. The advantages of it are that it's built to work with Windows, it has a better camera, and it has a "near mode" that lets it detect things as close as 50 centimeters.