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Can Kinect be used on Windows 8?

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  • On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 11:37:14 +0000, JT8D-9A wrote:

    does the?Win8 dev preview?recognize and make use of Kinect?

    No.


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    Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:01 PM
  • Is there any plan for supporting any version of the current Windows Kinect SDK Beta on Win8?  Especially for WinRT/Metro apps?
    Rob Jellinghaus
    Friday, September 16, 2011 10:49 PM
  • From what I've heard around the web the past year or so is that generally the public expects kinect support for 8 so I 'm sure someone or microsoft will support through a rom or whatever. It sounds crazy talking about windows and roms in the same sentence. Can't wait for the arm powered release.
    Friday, September 16, 2011 11:58 PM
  • From what I've heard around the web the past year or so is that generally the public expects kinect support for 8 so I 'm sure someone or microsoft will support through a rom or whatever. It sounds crazy talking about windows and roms in the same sentence. Can't wait for the arm powered release.

    Personally as a small project I've already been starting to develop this in my free time. The use of a kinect as an interface will be essential to integrating the user experience using Windows 8 as home media center. I know someone I was talking to about this was fascinated at the idea of being able to interact with their desktop on their 56" LCD tv, shifting and syncing between his PC, Tablet, and Phone with a swipe of the hand. I replied imagine blogging by voice while flipping through photos to insert along with what youre saying. With kinect I believe we really have a chance to allow users to break away from the keyboard and mouse finally, with a GUI built for that purpose.

     

    Saturday, September 17, 2011 8:30 AM
  • http://www.winrumors.com/kinect-hacked-to-show-off-how-windows-8-multitouch-controls-may-work/

     

    As you can see a LOT of other people are already on this. Kinect will definitely be a mainstream interface device! :D

    Saturday, September 17, 2011 7:24 PM
  • http://kinectforwindows.org/download/

    Kinect sdk beta 2  with windows 8 support. 

    Monday, November 7, 2011 4:11 AM
  • I'm not sure that Kinect for a PC would be a good idea. This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uONwxN9uisc), in the segment starting at 1:03:00 (one hour, three minutes) and ending at 1:16:00, is a good example of why Kinect won't work with computers. I'm picturing the idea of someone waving their hands around in front of the PC trying to simulate a touch interface without touching anything, which is a bad idea. It looks strange when people start waving their arms in the air, and if you can touch the screen, there is no reason not to. Kinect would make a good gaming platform for Windows, but I can't see it being used for anything else in its current state.
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:07 PM
  • Please, see this what the guys in this video are doing with software and normal video camera. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15970019

     

    What do you think of the future of Kinect with PC?

    Thursday, December 22, 2011 7:41 PM
  • I highly recommend that you watch the video I posted a link to. It's interesting and kind of funny - especially when they make fun of the "Kinect Effect" video.
    Thursday, December 22, 2011 7:48 PM
  • Hi  every body

     

    My opinion for the kinect is that :

     

    it would be great that MS integrate such device in windows 8. But i think i st already planned because in w8 we can find  Human interface devices...

    The application developper have to think, to take in consideration when they design the solution with this new interface.

     It s a great opportunity to appear as a technology and creative provider as.......... apple ? so a marketing purpose too.

    MS can create a real gap to other OS and competitor.   It a real issue for MS with the delay they took on the tablet market.

    in my professionnal area ERP, i think for wharehouse and logistic for exemple it would be a great human interface regarding the use condition of other device... PDA..

    Jc ALLIOT

     

    I wish a happy new year


    • Edited by jeanfrance Friday, December 30, 2011 9:38 AM
    Friday, December 30, 2011 9:36 AM
  • On Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:36:13 +0000, jeanfrance wrote:

    But i think i st already plan because in w8 we can find? Human interface devices...

    The category of Human Interface Devices in Device Manager is not new with
    Windows 8, it has been around for a long time now and covers things like
    mice, keyboards, etc.


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    Friday, December 30, 2011 1:23 PM
  • Microsoft announced Kinect for Windows at CES. You should probably look at the keynote video or at another website for more information. Also, I thought it was funny when Steve Ballmer said "This is what everyone is thinking of," and then played a shortened version of the Kinect Effect video. It's the same Kinect Effect video that you can see Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte talk about in the video I linked to. So, there is now an answer to your question - yes, there will be a Kinect for Windows, though I think it's a different device from the Kinect for Xbox, though I don't think it's in the Developer Preview of Windows 8.
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:22 PM
  • Kinect SDK Beta 2 also works with the WDP:

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27876

    The Kinect for Windows SDK includes APIs, sample code, and drivers. Developers can create rich experiences by using Kinect sensor technology on computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8 Developer Preview.


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    Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:42 PM