Microsoft recently released an update to the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 to developers. This update contains important product improvements that add up to a more stable and feature-rich product. This updated SDK lets developers get serious about finalizing your applications for commercial deployment and, later this year, for availability in the Windows Store.
With the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and SDK 2.0 public preview, you get more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities you need to develop interactive applications that respond to movements, gestures, and voice commands. The v2 sensor and SDK deliver key features and enhancements that enable you to build applications that understand humans, objects, and their environments better, including:
- Improved skeletal hand and joint orientation
- Higher depth fidelity
- 1080p HD video
- Support for new development environments
- New active infrared capabilities