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After a couple months without a place to call home, we are finally meeting again in April!!  I'd like to extend a big thank you to all of those that reached out about meeting space, and especially to Thomson Reuters, who will be hosting us this month.

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  Our Next Meeting 

June 10, 2014

Kinect HD for Windows
with Travis Feirtag

Kinect HD was first available to the public when the Xbox One was released in November 22, 2013. However it came with a special connector that did not allow the user to plug it into the PC. So we were left wondering, when will we be able to write software for the next version of this awesome sensor?! I am currently on the early preview program for the Kinect HD for Windows. Part of the NDA allows me demonstrate the new product prior to its release (planned for late summer '14). I am proud and excited to show you the great new features that come with the Kinect HD sensor.

Besides being a full HD (1920x1080) sensor, it also allows you to track up to six people simultaneously. Body tracking has greater detail and more points to work with. The sensor is less susceptible to ambient lighting. The overall programming interface has been updated to be much more efficient. Audio filtering has been greatly enhanced to minimize noise. You can even use the Kinect HD sensor for Windows Store Apps.

There are many exciting possibilities for the Kinect HD sensor. I hope you will join me as I show you what it can do for you.

About Travis Feirtag
Travis is a Senior Engineering Consultant in Southern Wisconsin with both hardware and software experience. He spends a lot of time writing .NET code and loves to work with bleeding edge technologies. He's very interested in MMI (Man-Machine Interfaces). With the greater availability of low cost sensors, software applications can have a better understanding of the user's environment which allows the user to interact with systems in new and interesting ways. It's a very exciting time to be an engineer :)

Date / Time
June 10, 2014, 7PM

Meeting Sponsors
Thomson Reuters
Skyline Technologies

Event Location
Thomson Reuters
Town Hall
450 North Sunny Slope Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
(Park in lot near the western most entrance.)
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