Windows 7 Installing and Using the Kinect Sensor

Discussion in 'Live RSS Feeds' started by News, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. News

    News Extraordinary Robot
    News Feed

    Jun 27, 2006
    Likes Received:
    This video covers the basics of installing and using the Kinect sensor. You may find it easier to follow along by downloading the Kinect for Windows SDK Quickstarts samples and slides.
    • [02:34] Overview of Kinect Sensor
    • [05:06] Device Manager
    • [05:36] Using Kinect as an Audio Device
    • [07:11] Using Kinect for Speech Recognition
    [h=1]Installing the Kinect for Windows SDK[/h]Download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Kinect for Windows SDK at
    [h=1]Kinect Hardware Basics[/h][​IMG]
    The Kinect Sensor consists of the following:
    • RGB Camera – A regular video camera that has a resolution of 640x480 at 30 frames per second
    • 3D Depth Sensors – This is a combination of a depth projector (left reticule) that transmits an infrared beam into a room and a depth sensor (right reticule) that calculates the distance of a particular point based on how long it takes the infrared light from the projector to reflect back
    • Motorized Tilt – The motorized tilt enables you to adjust the camera up or down 27 degrees to ensure that the camera has the best possible view of you
    • Multi-Array Microphone – A four-microphone array that is mounted as a single microphone in Windows
    [h=2]Device manager[/h]After installing the Kinect for Windows SDK and plugging in the Kinect to a USB port on your computer. Click Control Panel –> Device Manager. You should see Microsoft Kinect as shown below
    [h=2]Audio Microphone[/h]The Kinect microphone can be used for any application that uses a microphone. In the picture below, you’ll see that you can go to Control Panel –> Sounds and select the Recording tab to see the Kinect microphone array

    [h=2]Using the Kinect Microphone with Windows Sound Recorder[/h]To use Kinect as a microphone for Windows Sound Recorder, simply ensure that the Kinect microphone is setup in the Sound control panel (above) as the default sound recorder. Click the Start Recording button to start recording using the Kinect as a microphone and click the Stop Recording button to be prompted where to save your file
    [h=2]How to use Windows Speech Recognition with the Kinect microphone[/h]Click Start and type “Windows Speech Recognition” and hit enter or, in the Sound control panel, right click and select Configure Speech Recognition as shown below

    If you’ve never used speech recognition before, consider using the Take Speech Tutorial option and reviewing the Speech Reference Card. If you are familiar with speech recognition, select Start Speech Recognition
    Since the Kinect is a microphone array, make sure to select the Other option as shown below
    Once the Windows Speech Recognition application has started, your screen will display the following widget, which you can use to interact with Speech Recognition application if required


Share This Page