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Applied Industrial Optics: Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology
Monterey, California United States
June 24-28, 2012
ISBN: 1-55752-947-7
Wow, You Can Do All This With Optical Systems (AM3A)

The Kinect Story

Scott McEldowney  »View Author Affiliations


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Kinect is a state-of-the-art depth, video, and audio sensor that allows individuals to naturally interact with devices. This presentation summarizes Kinect development focusing on challenges involved in transition from technology to product. Biography (100 word limit): Scott McEldowney is a principal engineer at Microsoft Corporation. He has been at Microsoft for 3 years all working on the development of Natural User Interface technologies based on gesture recognition. Prior to Microsoft, Scott worked for 18 years in the Advanced Optical Technology division of JDSU developing optical components sub-systems for consumer electronics, medical instrumentation, and aerospace. Scott holds a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Optical Sciences.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition

S. McEldowney, "The Kinect Story," in Imaging and Applied Optics Technical Papers, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper AM3A.1.

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