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Kinect for Windows gives computers eyes, ears, and a brain. With Kinect for Windows, businesses and developers are creating applications that allow their customers to interact naturally with computers by simply gesturing and speaking.

More good news for developers: with the summer (northern hemisphere) 2014 launch of the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and SDK, you will be able to start creating Windows Store apps with Kinect.

Kinect for Windows features


What’s possible with Kinect for
Windows? See how Kinect is being
applied to fields beyond gaming.

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You can purchase the original Kinect
for Windows sensor now. The v2 sensor
will be available this summer
(northern hemisphere).

Buy the original sensor


Get help developing solutions,
become a Kinect for Windows
partner, and more.

Find solution developers

New to Kinect for Windows?

Get an overview and answers
to common questions about
using Kinect for Windows for
natural human computing.

Get the basics

What's new

With the upcoming launch of the
Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and SDK,
developers will be able to create
Windows Store apps with Kinect.

Learn more

Kinect for Windows SDK

Discover what you can do with the
Kinect for Windows SDK 1.8 for use
with the original sensor.

Download SDK 1.8