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Protecting Kinect v2 optics without altering depth data RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hi,

    I would like to protect the Kinect v2 from scratches. Which material would you recommend in order to avoid depth / IR image alteration:

    - glass ?
    - Gorilla ?
    - polycarbonates ?

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:31 PM

All replies

  • Through the several months of hackathons with the sensors we brought to these events, they have been pretty durable. Given these are loaned out to people and moved around a lot, i haven't seen any issues with those sensors. What kind of environment are you going to be using it in? What type of scenarios are you trying to protect against?

    Carmine Sirignano - MSFT

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:45 AM
  • Thanks Carmine.

    The environment we target are very harsh: in mining and mineral processing plants (crushing / grinding, etc.)

    There, dust is abrasive so the electronics/optics need to be protected adequately.

    Our applications are very successful using Kinect v1-like industrial hardware (Fotonic P70), which were phased out due to Primesense acquisition.

    Kinect v2 is a very attractive alternative (depth resolution, speed, price !), but lacks the protections we require, so we plan to enclose them, hence the need for a protected viewport...

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:55 PM
  • At least, do you have information about the wavelength range of the IR sensor ?
    Friday, November 7, 2014 2:05 PM