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Depth Image Processing

The production of three-dimensional data is the primary function of Kinect. It is up to you to create exciting experiences with the data. A precondition to building a Kinect application is having an understanding of the output of the hardware. Beyond simply understanding, the intrinsic meaning of the 1's and 0's is a comprehension of its existential significance. Image-processing techniques exist today that detect the shapes and contours of objects within an image. The Kinect SDK uses image processing to track user movements in the skeleton tracking engine. Depth image processing can also detect non-human objects such as a chair or coffee cup. There are numerous commercial labs and universities actively ...

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