Kinect for Windows SDK to get hand-recognition, 3D-modeling on March 18th


We’ve been expecting Microsoft to release an update to the Kinect SDK for Windows that would enable both hand recognition and real-time 3D modeling, and today we finally have a date: verision 1.7 will be released on Monday, March 18th, Engadget reports. Those hand recognition gestures will include “push-to-press buttons, grip-to-pan capabilities, and support for smart ways to accommodate multiple users and two-person interactions,” according to Microsoft. The company will also release code samples on its Kinect for Windows development site for the first time.

Bob Heddle, Director, Kinect for Windows at Microsoft, said that these “Kinect Interactions” (as the gestures are called) came about because Microsoft notices that many developers…

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