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Kinect in Motion – Audio and Visual Tracking by Example by Massimo Fascinari, Clemente Giorio

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Hardware overview

The Kinect device is a horizontal bar composed of multiple sensors connected to a base with a motorized pivot.

The following image provides a schematic representation of all the main Kinect hardware components. Looking at the Kinect sensor from the front, from the outside it is possible to identify the Infrared (IR) Projector (1), the RGB camera (3), and the depth camera (2). An array of four microphones (6), the three-axis accelerometer (5), and the tilt motor (4) are arranged inside the plastic case.

Hardware overview

Kinect case and components

The device is connected to a PC through a USB 2.0 cable. It needs an external power supply in order to ...

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