Microsoft said that the company is expanding on the Kinect platform by introducing it to the Windows PC. Microsoft plans on releasing software for developers to create applications that are compatible with the Kinect and can run on Windows based desktops and laptops.
Steve Clayton posted about bringing Kinect to Windows with a SDK that will be available later this spring. He talks about how we believe this SDK will enable developers in the academic research and enthusiast communities to create new and amazing experiences on the PC through natural user interfaces (NUI).
The guys over at Microsoft Research have high hopes for the Kinect platform. "When we first saw the Kinect it became completely obvious that what we wanted to do was control the universe with our fingertips. We believe that Kinect can be more than just a great platform for gaming and entertainment. It opens up enormous opportunities that span everything from delivering new personal experiences to addressing societal challenges in the fields of healthcare and education."
As Clayton puts it, these experiences will "transform our relationship with computers".