Microsoft’s Kinect sensor is extraordinarily popular – after all, its depth measuring features are highly useful and not available in similarly-priced packages.
20111128 141353 thumb Kinect SDK updated to 1.5   adds seated skeleton tracking

Microsoft has now updated the Kinect SDK. In addition to various performance improvements and new tools including a face tracking SDK, the sensor can now also track sitting individuals:

Seated Skeletal Tracking is now available. This tracks a 10-joint head/shoulders/arms skeleton, ignoring the leg and hip joints. It is not restricted to seated positions; it also tracks head/shoulders/arms when a person is standing. This makes it possible to create applications that are optimized for seated scenarios (such as office work with productivity software or interacting with 3D data) or standing scenarios in which the lower body isn’t visible to the sensor (such as interacting with a kiosk or when navigating through MRI data in an operating room).

Find out more at the URL below:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/archive/2012/05/21/kinect-for-windows-runtime-and-sdk-version-1-5-released.aspx

P.S: All those of you interested in the details behind the Kinect for Windows-only Near Mode feature can find out more about that at this URL:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/archive/2012/01/20/near-mode-what-it-is-and-isn-t.aspx


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