Software giant Microsoft Corporation is working on the release of an update for its gesture-based interface control, Kinect for Windows, anytime during May month this year. The new version will be called as SDK version 1.5. The update is expected to come along with Kinect Studio, which is an application for recording, playing back, and debugging video clips.
The difference between Kinect for Windows and the XBOX 360 controller is that Kinect for Windows works at a closer distance whereas the XBOX 360 controller works when users are standing at a distance away from the sensors. This update for Kinect for Windows controller will extend the integration between the operating system and the motion control interface.
According to a blog post on the Kinect for Windows Blog, the update will bring a ‘10-joint’ skeletal tracking capability that works in both near and default mode.
The Kinect for Windows update will also add support for four new languages to its speech recognition capabilities.