Microsoft to upgrade Windows Kinect kit
Microsoft announced a second Kinect for Windows release this week, adding more advanced skeletal tracking, localised speech recognition and a new video suite application.
Kinect for Windows 1.5 sees the addition of Kinect Studio, an app to let developers record, play and debug clips of users getting jiggy with their applications. There's also '10-joint' skeletal tracking, adding arm, head and neck tracking for seated or standing users.
Those with strong, but perhaps not overly thick, English accents, will benefit from the latest language packs, which aide speech recognition for different regions. English packs include Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The Redmond firm confirmed Kinect for Windows 1.5 will be available at the end of May, adding that it would be rolled out across a wider range of countries by June. ®
Re: But why?
Its an SDK, chief. If all you can imagine making with it is jump and wave games, that's your problem.
Re: Regional accents
No, a strong Wiltshire accent from somebody who was born here, can trace at least twelve generations of his family here and worked here on a farm for ten years (before doing the "big wide world" thing and then returning).
But nice try.
Duss thee reck'n thic lil box can unnerstand oi now, then, eh?