HoloLens 2 was not the only product Microsoft had announced during the Sunday afternoon press event ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Today, the Azure Kinect Developer Kit, an all-in-one vision system for computer vision and voice solutions, is a sophisticated version of Project Kinect for Azure announced last year at Microsoft's Build 2018 conference
"Azure Kinect is a smart edge device that not only sees and hears the people, the environment, the objects and their actions, but also understands them," said Julia White, vice president of Microsoft, on stage , "It only makes sense for us to develop a new device if we have unique capabilities or technologies to move the industry forward."
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"The accuracy you can achieve is unprecedented," said White.
Through the early adopter program from Microsoft, a customer – Ava Retail – Azure Kinect and the Azure Cloud, used a checkout platform for checkout and takeaway and the healthcare systems provider, Ocuvera, used the platform to find out when patients fall, and the nurses proactively inform about a possible fall. A third tester, Datamesh, experimented with a design model that compared digital vehicle design models with physical parts in the factory.
Azure Kinect – nearly nine years after Microsoft released the first Kinect motion-sensing gaming device The Xbox 360 console is available today in the US and China for pre-order. It costs 399 dollars.