Azure Kinect DK

Build computer vision and speech models using a developer kit with advanced AI sensors

Build your way with a versatile sensing device

Azure Kinect DK is a developer kit and PC peripheral with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) sensors for sophisticated computer vision and speech models. It combines a best-in-class depth sensor and spatial microphone array with a video camera and orientation sensor – all in one small device with multiple modes, options and SDKs.

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Get started with a range of SDKs, including an open-source Sensor SDK.

Experiment with multiple modes and mounting options.

Add cognitive services and manage connected PCs with easy Azure integration.

Approach critical business challenges in new and innovative ways.

See what customers are doing with Azure Kinect

Learn how developers are using Azure Kinect DK in health and life sciences, retail, and manufacturing to provide exceptional care, create frictionless shopping experiences and improve training.

Built for developers

Less than half the size of Kinect for Windows v2, Azure Kinect DK was designed to pull together our best artificial intelligence (AI) sensors in a single device.

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Review the SDKs and product documentation to see whether Azure Kinect DK is right for you.

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Bring your ideas to life with a range of SDKs and APIs

SDK Sensor SDK
(Coming soon)
Body Tracking SDK
(Coming soon)
Vision APIs Speech Service SDK
Description

Raw sensor access to Depth camera, RGB, accelerometer and gyroscope, device calibration data and synchronisation control.

(Windows, Linux)

Expose instance segmentation, 2D keypoints, and both observed and estimated 3D joints and landmarks for fully articulated, uniquely identified body tracking of multiple skeletons.

(Windows, Linux)

Gain access to advanced algorithms for processing images and returning information such as optical character recognition (OCR) or image categorisation.

(Azure)

Gain access to features such as Speech to Text, Speech Translation and Intent Recognition.

(Azure)

Code samples Use Azure Kinect DK to measure the dimensions of a box; Add OCR with Azure Cognitive Services Measure accuracy of human movement demonstrated by a jump with feedback on the subject’s biomechanics Use Azure Vision Services to identify information about visual context of a scene Create voice-controlled interactions for your Azure Kinect DK

What’s inside Azure Kinect DK

  1. 1 MP depth sensor with wide and narrow FOV options which enable the user to optimise for their application
  2. 7-mic array to enable far-field speech and sound capture
  3. 12 MP RGB video camera for additional color stream that’s aligned to the depth stream
  4. Accelerometer and gyroscope (IMU) that enable sensor orientation and spatial tracking
  5. External sync pins to easily synchronise sensor streams from multiple Kinects simultaneously

Get more with Azure

Take your Kinect project further with easy Azure integration. Develop more accurate vision and speech models by combining the advanced sensors on your Azure Kinect with Azure Cognitive Services, and use Azure Machine Learning to train your models. Manage PCs connected to Azure Kinect with Azure IoT Edge. When you have your device and you’re ready to build, create an Azure free account to get started.

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Discover what’s possible for your industry

Health and life sciences

Enhance physical therapy, improve and monitor athletic performance, and rehabilitate patients faster with real-time feedback based on data from the Body Tracking SDK (coming soon).

Retail

Design a shopping experience that your customers will love. Manage inventory and track products faster and more accurately, and create interactive signage that’s both helpful and delightful.

Logistics and manufacturing

Ship and receive items more efficiently with smart palletising and depalletising, and improve quality assurance with part identification and anomaly detection.

Robotics

Gain new environmental understanding with depth, reclaim time by automating repetitive tasks and explore new ways to approach old problems by combining the power of depth sensing with robotics.

Frequently asked questions about Azure and Kinect DK

  • Azure Kinect DK includes our best AI sensors (1 MP Time-of-Flight depth camera, 7-microphone array, 12 MP RGB camera and IMU). Combine them with Azure services to enable complete solutions which can be optimised to meet your needs.

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  • DK stands for developer kit. This device is meant for developers and commercial businesses, not consumers. It is meant for use in an ambient temperature range of 10-25⁰C. Azure Kinect DK is not a replacement for Xbox Kinect.

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  • Azure Kinect DK was designed to make it easy for developers to work with Azure, but you can use it with or without any cloud provider.
  • Hardware is available for preorder in the US and China now, shipping by 27 June 2019. New SDKs will be available when the hardware begins shipping.
  • Azure Kinect SDK is not designed for use with Xbox.

Get ready to build something amazing with Azure Kinect DK.