Tag Archives: Kinect SDK Tips and Tricks

Dynamically Loading/Unloading Grammar – Kinect Speech Recognition Engine

By | January 6, 2014

Microsoft Speech API provides the SpeechRecognitionEngine class, which works as a backbone for the speech-enabled application. With the Kinect SDK as well, the SpeechRecognitionEngine class accepts an audio stream from the Kinect sensor and processes it. The Recognition engines, requires set of grammars ( set of commands), that tell the recognizer what to match.  You can build the grammars… Read More »

Applying RGB color filtering in Kinect color stream Data

By | January 3, 2014

Here is another tip on Kinect for Windows SDK Tips series.  The color camera of Kinect device 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 that consist of the color pixel.  You can take control over the… Read More »

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 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 »

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.

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.