Azure Kinect DK

Developer kit with advanced AI sensors for building computer vision and speech models

Build your way with a versatile sensing device

Azure Kinect DK is a developer kit with advanced AI sensors for sophisticated computer vision and speech models. Designed for versatility, it combines an advanced depth sensor and spatial microphone array with a video camera and orientation sensor— 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.

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 (preview).

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 palletizing and depalletizing, 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 depth sensing with robotics.

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

SDK Sensor SDK Body Tracking SDK (PREVIEW) Computer Vision service APIs Speech SDK

Description

Raw sensor access to depth camera, RGB camera, accelerometer and gyroscope, plus device-calibration data and synchronization 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 categorization.

(Azure)

Gain access to features such as speech to text, speech translation, and intent recognition.

(Azure)

Code samples

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

Identify information about the 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 field-of-view (FOV) options that help you optimize for your application
  2. 7-microphone array for far-field speech and sound capture
  3. 12-MP RGB video camera for an additional color stream that’s aligned to the depth stream
  4. Accelerometer and gyroscope (IMU) for sensor orientation and spatial tracking
  5. External sync pins to easily synchronize sensor streams from multiple Kinect devices

Built for developers

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

Get more with Azure

Take your Azure Kinect DK project further with easy Azure integration. Develop more accurate vision and speech models by combining the advanced sensors on your device with Azure Cognitive Services, and use Azure Machine Learning service to train your models. Manage PCs connected to Azure Kinect DK 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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Get started today

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

Order your Azure Kinect DK device.

Once your Azure Kinect DK arrives, sign in to Azure or create an Azure free account.

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 for complete solutions optimized to meet your needs.
  • DK stands for developer kit. Azure Kinect DK is meant for developers and commercial businesses rather than consumers, and it should be used in an ambient temperature range of 10–25 degrees Celsius. It’s not a replacement for Xbox Kinect.
  • Azure Kinect DK was designed to make it easy for developers to work with Azure, but it works with any cloud provider—or none at all.
  • Azure Kinect DK is not designed for use with Xbox.
  • Azure Kinect DK doesn’t have onboard compute; pair it with your choice of PC, from screenless to desktop workstation. The system requirements are Windows® 10 PC or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor (Dual Core 2.4 GHz with HD620 GPU or faster), USB 3.0 port, and 4 GB RAM. It’s not available on Windows 10 in S mode. Body tracking and other experiences may require more advanced PC hardware.

Get ready to build something amazing with Azure Kinect DK.