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  • Hello, I have some questions related to Digital Signage and Kinect.

    Can Kinect for Windows work in the background together with Digital Signage software?

    • Device does the same functions as mouse and (maybe more) - emulation
    • On what point software/hardware drivers will be loaded? (Can all these be loaded if Windows does not load into desktop - service level)
    • Can Kinect see when people are around using the device and send a triggering notifications? Or could this be done so that if someone "moves" the mouse, something will be triggered

    This kind of functionality would be nice:

    • Content can be shown and uploaded (web-page with HTML5 content or flash application) through CMS
    • Kinect works background and as a mouse (emulation)
    • People can interact with the content by using gesture control for the "mouse"
    • Content is triggered to be shown only when people are near the screen, otherwise default ads will keep looping. There might be also a possibility to play content in screensaver mode and when someone "moves the mouse", interactive app will pop-up

    Is this possible what I am looking for? Any ready APIs or software for these kind of mouse emulation (works if windows is not loaded into desktop - service level)? Multi-user support is needed also.

    Thank you.

    • Edited by Atzaaa Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:44 AM
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:38 AM

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  • Kinect for Windows hardware is camera device which requires software to interact and process the camera data. It has no control over the system and would the work of a developer to provide that functionality. For any application that is Kinect enabled, they will build this on top of the SDK to get the raw data(depth, color/ir, skeleton, audio) from the sensor and process that into something to use.

    There are Kinect enabled mouse type applications, but we provide an Interactions Gallery sample that demonstrates a full application that can be used in a KIOSK format. Additionally, we have released the webserver component in version 1.8 where the interactions functionality can be exposed to a HTML5 based front-end. The SDK is geared toward developers and integrators to enable these scenarios.

    Carmine Sirignano - MSFT

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:20 PM