Kinect is a product made by Microsoft, we all know that. But the company behind the technology inside the Kinect sensor is actually made by a company called PrimeSense. And PrimeSense has some pretty big plans for the technology that drives Kinect. Read on for more info.
Avatar Kinect was revealed by Microsoft at CES 2011. After grabbing awards here and there, it’s now time to look into the technology behind Microsoft’s next generation chat room supported by the Xbox 360, Xbox Live and Kinect! Not sure what Avatar Kinect is? Then check this post.
When Kinect, then project Natal, was first announced people were either like: “The future is here“, or “this is never going to work“. Well it seems that more and more people are being converted to “the future is here” camp. When it is not due to the fact that they had their Kinect experience, then it is because of some of the recent Kinect hacks that have been released: software on a PC that takes advantage of the capabilities of the Xbox Kinect Sensor.
In the videos after the break, not one but two Kinect sensors are being used to create the full 3D world. This is because when you take one Kinect sensor it will only have one perspective, in other words: the sensor cannot see your back when it is looking at your front.
Enough talk, checkout the impressive videos after the break, and be sure to get your second or first Kinect here and start experimenting with 3D telepresence yourself! Of course ordering Kinect for the fun of it is still a great plan as well.
During a Microsoft event that took place yesterday, the company said that they are looking at making Kinect work with their Lync video conferencing platform. Lync is an audio and video conferencing software which can manage, with one user interface, several forms of communication. Kinect’s software will be upgraded to make this possible but the date when this will happen has not been made available, though we know it’s soon.