Category Archives: Devices

How to capture infrared data stream from Kinect Sensor ?

By | September 18, 2013

Similar like to the color and depth data Kinect SDK also capable of capturing the infrared (IR) data stream. The Kinect sensor returns 16 bits per pixel infrared data with a resolution of 640 x 480 as an color image format, and it supports up to 30 FPS. Following are the couple of images ( taken in a… Read More »

How to control the frame interval of Kinect color data stream?

By | September 9, 2013

Kinect device has a color camera that delivers the color stream data with the combination of three basic color components red, green and blue (RGB).  This stream data is nothing but a succession of still image frame  and the sensor can deliver them with a range of 12 to 31 frame per second (fps) depends on the resolution… Read More »

How to adjust Kinect sensor automatically based on user positions ?

By | August 17, 2013

This is an interesting question. Can we really adjust sensor based on user positions ?  The answer will be YES, We can. But limitation is only either in horizontal or vertical direction.   Kinect device has a tiny motor which is used to change the camera and sensor’s angles, to get the correct position of the human  skeleton.… Read More »

How to check if Kinect data streams are already enabled ?

By | August 15, 2013

You can capture the Kinect sensor image data stream either in format of color or depth data. Both the data streams can be capture in parallel as the data is being captured in two different channel.  Sensor start sending the data only when the stream channels are enabled and sensor is running.   You can check the stream channel … Read More »

Do we really need to install Kinect for Windows SDK in the production / end user systems ?

By | August 14, 2013

In a single word, the answer is “No”.  The SDK, as the name suggest, is a developer toolkit, which requires only for development. “Kinect for Windows Runtime”, can take care of the Kinect application execution in the end user system or production environment when you have an executable Kinect application along with other application dependency.

Using Kinect Instance Id to Initialize the Kinect Sensor

By | August 13, 2013

Every Kinect sensor can be uniquely identified by an instance id. You can track and initialize each device connected based on that instance id when multiple devices are connected to the system. This instance id  can be either the DeviceConnectionId or UniqueKinectId.

How to get list of all Connected Kinect Sensor ?

By | August 12, 2013

This tip shows you how to get list of all the Kinect sensor which are connected with system.  The KinectSensor class has a static property of type KinectSensorCollection, named KinectSenors which consists of the collection of sensors that are connected with system.

How to turning off the Kinect IR light forcefully ?

By | August 8, 2013

You can turn off the IR Emitter using KinectSensor.ForceInfraredEmitterOff property. By default, this property is set to false. To turn the IR light off, set the property to true. ForceInfraredEmitterOff  will only work with Kinect for Windows Sensor. Not Kinect for Xbox Sensor.