Microsoft have announce that a new version of their Kinect for Windows will be arriving in May 2012. Once released the new Kinect for Windows 1.5 will provide developers with 10-joint skeletal tracking support, even when a user is seated. Enabling the Kinect motion tracking controller to track the head, neck and arms of either a seated or standing user.
As well as 10-joint skeletal tracking support, Kinect for Windows 1.5 will also provide speech recognition for four new languages, including: French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.
Microsoft will also be releasing new dialect language packs for: English/Great Britain, English/Ireland, English/Australia, English/New Zealand, English/Canada, French/France, French/Canada, Italian/Italy, Japanese/Japan, Spanish/Spain and Spanish/Mexico.
Kinect for Windows will also be launching in nineteen more countries over the coming months.
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