Microsoft has released the latest version of Kinect for Windows SDK – v1.7 with cool features for developers.

The key features introduced are:

  • Kinect Interactions –  Kinect Interactions are designed to let users intuitively do things like press their hand forward a few inches to push a button, or close their hands to “grip and pan” as seen here. Now you can untether yourself and move around a conference room naturally.
  • Kinect Fusion –  a tool included in Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7, can create highly accurate
    3-D renderings of people and objects in real time.

For more details read the Kinect for Windows team announcement blog and view release notes

Download Kinect for Windows SDK v 1.7   | Updated March 18, 2013, 228 MB

Download Kinect for Windows Developer Toolkit | Updated March 18, 2013, 378 MB

Download Kinect for Windows Runtime v1.7   ( the runtime is required to run Kinect for Windows applications on a production environment. )

Courtesy Microsoft Download Center