Kinect for Windows brings your apps to life through natural human computing. Find videos, downloads, and docs to help you start developing solutions that respond to a user's voice and gestures.
With the Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) 2.0 public preview, developers can start building applications for distribution through the Windows Store later this year. With SDK 2.0 you can create revolutionary computing experiences that use the improved precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities of the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor.
You can program with C++, C#, or Visual Basic to create solutions that support gesture and voice recognition by using the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and a computer or embedded device. The integrated developer toolkit includes the Human Interface Guidelines, sample applications with full source code, Kinect Studio, and other resources to simplify and speed up application development.
Each download includes APIs and device interfaces.
The SDK 2.0 public preview includes drivers for using the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor on a computer running Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Embedded Standard 8, or Windows Embedded Standard 8.1.
Note: Kinect for Windows v2 sensor required
Download SDK 2.0 public preview15 Jul 2014, English
For more information, including best practices and how-to documentation, see the following resources:
Release notes for the SDK 2.0 public preview
SDK 2.0 public preview documentation (MSDN)
Human Interface Guidelines
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New to Kinect for Windows v2 application development? These videos will introduce you to the basics.
Programming Kinect for Windows v2: (01) Introducing Kinect Development
Programming Kinect for Windows v2: (02) Kinect Data Sources and Programming Model
Programming Kinect for Windows v2: (06) Recording, Playback, and Gesture Recognition
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Download the SDK
The SDK 2.0 public preview delivers key features and enhancements that focus on better understanding humans, objects, and their environments.
Get the sensor
With the v2 sensor and SDK 2.0 public preview you can start developing applications for the Windows Store.
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