Kinect is a state-of-the-art depth, video, and audio sensor that allows individuals to naturally interact with devices. This presentation summarizes Kinect development focusing on challenges involved in transition from technology to product. Biography (100 word limit): Scott McEldowney is a principal engineer at Microsoft Corporation. He has been at Microsoft for 3 years all working on the development of Natural User Interface technologies based on gesture recognition. Prior to Microsoft, Scott worked for 18 years in the Advanced Optical Technology division of JDSU developing optical components sub-systems for consumer electronics, medical instrumentation, and aerospace. Scott holds a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Optical Sciences.
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