Microsoft has today announced that Kinect 2.0 will be launching on Windows machines sometime next year, and will be the same Kinect 2.0 controller that was unveiled earlier this week with the next generation Xbox One.
The new Kinect 2.0 monition controller is fitted with a high-definition (HD) colour camera as well as a new noise-isolating multi-microphone array that filters ambient sounds to recognise natural speaking voices even in crowded room, says Microsoft.
Microsoft’s KInect 2.0 device is also equipped with Microsoft’s proprietary Time-of-Flight technology, which measures the time it takes individual photons to rebound off an object or person to create unprecedented accuracy and precision. Microsoft explains more.
“Both the new Kinect sensor and the new Kinect for Windows sensor are being built on a shared set of technologies. Just as the new Kinect sensor will bring opportunities for revolutionizing gaming and entertainment, the new Kinect for Windows sensor will revolutionize computing experiences. The precision and intuitive responsiveness that the new platform provides will accelerate the development of voice and gesture experiences on computers.”
For more information on the new Kinect 2.0 for Windows jump over to the Microsoft press release website for details.
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