Kinect has changed the way people play games and experience entertainment. Now, Kinect for Windows offers the potential to transform how people interact with computers and Windows-embedded devices in multiple industries, including education, healthcare, retail, transportation, and beyond. The release of the Kinect for Windows sensor and software development kit (SDK) for commercial applications opens up the limitless possibilities offered by Kinect technology. Together, the hardware and software offer a superior development platform for Windows and a higher quality, better performing experience for end users. To further incite innovation, the Kinect for Windows hardware will be available through a variety of resellers and distributors in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
- Commercial Ready - The Kinect for Windows SDK offers an installer, which makes it easy to install the Kinect for Windows runtime.
- Enhanced Sensor Capabilities - The Kinect for Windows sensor expands the possibilities for innovation with features like Near Mode.
- Software Improvements - One of the many improvements to the Kinect for Windows SDK is improved skeletal tracking.