Microsoft Kinect SDK set to advance user interfaces

Microsoft’s Kinect is clearly a top seller for games, but early hacks show it to be a device capable of far more beyond interactive gaming. Microsoft agrees, today releasing an official software development kit that could be used to further bridge the physical and computing worlds.

The Promise of Back-of-Device Interaction

When it comes to mobile devices and their displays, hardware makers tend to pay a lot of attention to the interface found on the front, but very little to what’s on the back. Some notable new research milestones could change that, however.