Vitruvius Kinect by Vangos Pterneas
September 26, 2015

Vitruvius: Developing Kinect Apps in Minutes

During the past few months, I have been quite inactive. It was for a good reason, though. My team and I have been working on an ambitious project that helps Kinect developers build apps faster. I would like to introduce Vitruvius.…
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Kinect HD Face Cover
June 6, 2015

How to use Kinect HD Face

Throughout my previous article, I demonstrated how you can access the 2D positions of the eyes, nose, and mouth, using Microsoft's Kinect Face API. The Face API provides us with some basic, yet impressive, functionality: we can detect the X and Y…
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Kinect v2 Face Basics Santa Clause
C#CodeProjectKinectWindows 8
December 21, 2014

How to use Kinect v2 Face Basics

What if your computer could detect your eyes, nose, and mouth? What if an application could understand your facial expressions? What if you could build such applications with minimal effort? Until today, if you wanted to create an accurate mechanism for annotating real-time…
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Kinect for Windows v2
July 15, 2014

Kinect for Windows version 2 SDK beta

Today is one of the most exciting days of the year. Kinect for Windows has publicly announced the availability of its second version beta SDK. Here are the top changes from the first (1.8) SDK version: Better camera resolution More…
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Kinect hand cursor
June 6, 2014

Kinect cursor for hand tracking

Navigating through a Natural User Interface using your palm is quite common - after all, it's the primary navigation mechanism XBOX uses. Many Windows Kinect applications implement hand tracking for similar purposes. Today, I would like to share a Kinect…
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Kinect Coordinate Mapping
May 6, 2014

Understanding Kinect Coordinate Mapping

This is another post I publish after getting some good feedback from my blog subscribers. Seems that a lot of people have a problem in common when creating Kinect projects: how they can properly project data on top of the…
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Kinect Green Screen (Background Removal)
April 11, 2014

Background removal using Kinect 2 (green screen effect)

Throughout the past few days, I got many requests about Kinect color to depth pixel mapping. As you probably already know, Kinect streams are not properly aligned. The RGB and depth cameras have a different resolution and their point of…
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Kinect v2 hand tracking
March 21, 2014

Kinect for Windows version 2: Hand tracking

NOTE: This is preliminary software and/or hardware and APIs are preliminary and subject to change. Kinect is awesome for body tracking, but Kinect version 2 is more than finding the human joints positions. Today we'll see how we can track…
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Kinect 2 body tracking
March 13, 2014

Kinect for Windows version 2: Body tracking

NOTE: This is preliminary software and/or hardware and APIs are preliminary and subject to change. In my previous blog post, I show you how to display the color, depth and infrared streams of Kinect version 2 by transforming the raw…
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