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Start building commercial apps or Windows Store apps to reach more users, and develop innovative computing experiences with the SDK 2.0 and a v2 sensor.

What's new?

With the latest Kinect for Windows sensor and SDK, you get more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities you need to develop interactive applications that respond to movements, gestures, and voice commands.

If you already have a Kinect for Xbox One sensor, you can purchase the Kinect Adapter for Windows and start developing solutions.

Now with the ability to track as many as six people and 25 skeletal joints per person—including new joints for hand tips, thumbs, and shoulder center.

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 body tracking

  • Higher depth fidelity

  • 1080p HD video

  • Unity Pro support

  • New active infrared capabilities

Learn more about the features

Now, with the SDK 2.0, you can create Kinect for Windows v2 applications for availability in the Windows Store, giving you the opportunity to offer your solutions to a broader range of customers.

Learn the basics

Start creating innovative Kinect for Windows apps and experiences.

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Reach more customers by publishing your apps to the Windows Store.

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Get the hardware

With the latest sensor and SDK, you can develop state-of-the-art applications.

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