Kinect is a motion sensing input device supporting skeletal tracking and raw depth sensor streams.
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Developer
Microsoft
Type
 Skeletal tracking
Technique
Structured-light 3D scanner
Frequency
30 Hz
Resolution
640×480 (RGB camera)
640×480 (IR camera)
632×480 (depth image)
Precision
1 cm at 2 m (specification)
lateral : 3 mm at 2 m (measured) [1]
depth : 2 mm at 2 m (measured)
Accuracy
5.6 mm at 2 m (relative)
Latency
Raw data : 72.98 ms [2] [3]
One skeleton : 106 ms (best case, 30 Hz)
146 ms (standard case)
Field of view
 57°x43°
Range
0.85 m - 4 m
optimal : 1.2 – 3.5 m
Release date
November 4, 2010
Price
$149.99 (launch price)
$109.99
Units sold
24 million (as of February 12, 2013)

Description


Features


Latency


Raw data

From Einsatz von 3D-Kameras zur Interpretation von räumlichen Gesten im Smart Home Kontext (p.84) :
  • mean : 72.98ms
  • standard deviation : 10.78ms
  • min : 48ms
  • max : 108ms

One skeleton

From Performance Measurements for the Microsoft Kinect Skeleton :

Best case (30Hz) :
  • mean : 106 ms
  • standard deviation : 23 ms
  • max : 156 ms

Standard case (variable framerate) :
  • mean : 146ms
  • max : 243ms max

Specifications

http://www.develop-online.net/news/43328/Next-Xbox-leak-reveals-Kinect-2-specs
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj131033.aspx

Media



Examples

Virtual Worlds Using Head-mounted Displays : http://doc-ok.org/?p=532

3D Video Capture with Three Kinects : http://doc-ok.org/?p=965

In the media

http://www.vgleaks.com/durango-next-generation-kinect-sensor
http://rfilkov.com/2014/05/13/kinect-v2-whats-new/

Relevant forum threads

http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/25ed80/who_else_is_as_excited_as_me_for_the_windows/

See also

Software using the Kinect

References

  1. ^ Performance Measurements for the Microsoft Kinect Skeleton
  2. ^ The Kinect distance sensor as human-machine-interface in audio-visual art projects
  3. ^ Einsatz von 3D-Kameras zur Interpretation von räumlichen Gesten im Smart Home Kontext p.84

External links

Official website
Kinect at Wikipedia