Kinect Technical Specifications Released

Microsoft Kinect technical specification details is out, the Xbox 360 motion sensor (Kinect) has a basic requirement of

  • Any Xbox 360
  • A 175 MB disk space for drivers and other softwares
  • Single USB port

Here is the details of the Technical Specification of Microsoft Kinect:


  • Colour and depth-sensing lenses
  • Voice microphone array
  • Tilt motor for sensor adjustment

Field of View

  • Horizontal field of view: 57 degrees
  • Vertical field of view: 43 degrees
  • Physical tilt range: 27 degrees
  • Depth sensor range: 1.2m - 3.5m

Data Streams

  • 320x240 16-bit depth @ 30 frames/sec
  • 640x480 32-bit colour@ 30 frames/sec
  • 16-bit audio @ 16 kHz
  • Skeletal Tracking System
  • Tracks up to 6 people, including 2 active players
  • Tracks 20 joints per active player
  • Ability to map active players to Xbox LIVE Avatars

Audio System

  • Xbox LIVE party chat and in-game voice chat (requires Xbox LIVE Gold Membership)
  • Echo cancellation system enhances voice input
  • Speech recognition in multiple languages

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