In an attempt to lure the developers and firms related to applications evolution, software giant Microsoft has finally confirmed the launch of Kinect for Windows sensor in India along with its very own Software Development Kit (SDK).
In a bid to revolutionize the computing in India, the new device will be available for varied professionals including artist and educators at a cost of Rs 19,990 while the SDK is available for free download from the link here.
Commenting on the development, Anshu Mor, Business Group Lead - Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd said in a press release, "Across the world, artists, entertainers, retailers, educators and physical therapists are all exploring the Kinect for Windows.
For example, Kinect apps on Xbox 360 are helping the visually challenged by creating a belt to help them navigate better, by making the classroom experience truly innovative by spreading a social message to the children and by creating tools for the physically challenged for better use of the computer and internet. This is just the beginning. This proliferation of great new content for Kinect, which we call the Kinect Effect, will expand even further with our commercial release of Kinect for Windows.”
Reportedly, Kinect for Windows will also feature Studio - a tool which will allow developers to record and play back Kinect data; Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) to guide developers on best practices for the creation of Natural User Interfaces and the Face Tracking SDK, which will provide a real-time 3D mesh of facial features tracking the head position, location of eyebrows and more.