Microsoft says goodbye to original Kinect in favour of Windows sensor

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Microsoft will start to eliminate offers of its first Kinect for Windows hardware sensor. In view of the hardware initially launched for the Xbox 360 Kinect add-on, at some point in 2015, as a supportive to the recent release of Kinect for Windows v2, in light of the Xbox One version of the equipment.

The company praised the first Kinect for Windows device in a blog entry today:

“The original Kinect for Windows sensor was a milestone achievement in the world of natural human computing. It allowed developers to create solutions that broke through the old barriers of mouse and keyboard interactions, opening up entirely new commercial experiences in multiple industries, including retail, education, healthcare, education, and manufacturing. The original Kinect let preschoolers play educational games by simply moving their arms; it coached patients through physical rehabilitation; it gave shoppers new ways to engage with merchandise and even try on clothes. The list of innovative solutions powered by the original Kinect for Windows goes on and on.”

Today’s declaration did not give a precise date for when offers of the first Kinect for Windows sensor will end.

Kinect for Windows blog

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