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Microsoft on Wednesday released its Kinect for Windows 1.0 SDK, which is intended to take the Kinect sensor technology beyond entertainment and use it for things like healthcare.
At this point, the offering is focused more on businesses than consumers, but the idea is to have these companies or developers create Kinect-based products that will eventually hit the market or be used in the service industry.
The Kinect for Windows SDK is available for download now. Hardware is also shipping, but it will set you back $249; a $149 academic version is expected later this year. At this point, it's launching in 12 countries to start (United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom)....