Kinect for Windows To Get SDK 1.7, Many Features Unveiled
Kinect for Windows may not share the same line of titles as its cousin on the console but rest assured, the motion sensor is used for much more beneficial uses than just being an entertainment device to make you less of a couch potato. The highlight of the new SDK will be:
The camera now has the ability to discern between an open and closed hand and to recognize different hand gestures. This opens the door to a whole new realm of interactive possibilities, like being able to ‘grip’ an image or three-dimensional object and manipulate it, or use a simple push motion to select a button.
As you can see, this is a big step for the motion sensor and from here on opens a whole new world to more possibilities. Currently the most practical use of the Kinect has been in an Audi Showroom to help make the art of selling cars appealing and enjoyable.
I am looking forward to other applications of the Kinect and what other possibilities we can see. For now, we will have to be patient and see what the year has in store for us since this is going to be a BIG year for Sony and Microsoft as they reveal their new consoles!
Source: Microsoft TechNet