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4. Color Data

Vangos Pterneas1  
New York City, NY, USA

Our world is a world of colors. As humans, we heavily rely on visual information to understand and process our environment. Our brain dedicates 140 million neurons to serve our visual cortex alone.1 Even though a “sense hierarchy” may not exist, vision plays a crucial part in our daily lives, especially when it comes to our interaction with machines. It’s no surprise the digital industry is tailored to please our eyes.

Microsoft has equipped Kinect with a first-class 4K video camera. So let’s use that camera to acquire the color data and start building our Kinect visual interfaces. ...

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