Microsoft has finally released Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7 today and the SDK brings with it the long awaited Kinect Fusion and Kinect Interactions support.
"Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7 will be made available this coming Monday, March 18. This is our most significant update to the SDK since we released the first version a little over a year ago, and I can’t wait to see what businesses and developers do with the new features and enhancements. On Monday, developers will be able to download the SDK, developer toolkit, and the new and improved Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) from our website," Microsoft stated in an official blog post a few days ago. Kinect Fusion opens up a wide variety of new scenarios for businesses and developers, by allowing them to utilize the augmented reality, 3D printing, interior design, and body scanning. Kinect Interactions, on the other hand, is designed to let users use their hands to push a button, or "grip and pan", basically allowing you to interact with the screen using your movements. This SDK pretty much gives the Kinect camera the ability to determine if a users hand is open or closed and to recognize the different hand gestures. Hit the download link below to grab the SDK.