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As we discussed in a recent blog, the Kinect v2 sensor and SDK 2.0 enables developers to create Kinect-powered Windows Store apps, opening up an entirely new market for your Kinect for Windows applications. Now on GitHub you can find the Kinect 2 Hands on Labs, a tutorial series that teaches you, step by step, how to build a Windows Store 8.1 app that uses almost every feature of the new sensor. The lab is a complete introduction, covering everything from setting up the Kinect sensor to utilizing its major features. Included are hands-on lessons about using the infrared, color, and depth data...
In a world still heavily reliant on passwords and security questions, fraudsters are now breaching phone, mobile and IVR security measures by using social engineering to hijack customer credentials. In fact, Infinity Research revealed that the annual cost of fraud is going to reach $6.3 billion dollars in 2015 for the banking and financial sector. Learn how voice biometrics can be a better alternative to risky and frustrating pins and passwords. For instance, one major financial institution has used voice biometrics to decrease account takeovers by 59 percent and saved over $1 million in...
Brooks Pilots Reflexion Health's Vera Technology
A year ago, during the 2014 BUILD conference, we profiled Reflexion Health, a San Diego-based software startup that had developed a promising Kinect for Windows application to track physical therapy patients’ exercise sessions. We’re now pleased to report that this application, called Vera, is being piloted by five medical centers, including Brooks Rehabilitation, one of Florida’s leading providers of rehab services. Vera takes full advantage of Kinect’s depth sensing and body tracking capabilities, both of which were significantly enhanced in the latest Kinect sensor, using them to capture a...

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