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[Special Edition] Kinect for Windows SDK v1.5 coming by the end May 2012. More languages, more points and "user engagement" recording/playback

Just a quick note to direct you all to post yesterday on the Kinect for Windows blog, What’s Ahead: A Sneak Peek

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We are also hard at work on our 1.5 release, which will be available at the end of May. Among the most exciting new capabilities is Kinect Studio, an application that will allow developers to record, playback and debug clips of users engaging with their applications. Also coming is what we call “seated” or “10-joint” skeletal tracking, which provides the capability to track the head, neck and arms of either a seated or standing user. What is extra exciting to me about this functionality is that it will work in both default and near mode!

Also included in our 1.5 release will be four new languages for speech recognition – French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. In addition, we will be releasing new language packs which enable speech recognition for the way a language is spoken in different regions: 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.

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Check out the original post, What’s Ahead: A Sneak Peek, for more a more details...

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