Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SoftKinetic releases free, Kinect-compatible 'iisu' dev kit

What's an "iisu," you ask? It's an acronym for "The Interface Is You," of course! It's also the name of SoftKinetic's "3D gesture recognition" software development kit, available now for "qualified developers" to license for free. The iisu SDK is said to work with "all major 3D depth-sensing devices," which we're told includes support for Microsoft's Kinect.

The free version of iisu is strictly a "non-commercial" SDK, though a full, commercial version can be purchased. The dev kit offers tools for building both games and applications, and includes Unity 3D and Flash support. Interested parties can get the ball rolling by applying for a free license on SoftKinetic's application page.

Between SoftKinetic's SDK and those from Evoluce, PrimeSense and even Microsoft itself, there will soon be, like, so many SDKs available for Kinect. We're gonna start stretching right now in preparation for the eventual results.

Softkinetic’s award-winning, patent-pending iisu™ ("the Interface is U") technology is the most advanced real-time 3D gesture recognition software platform on the market. Enabled with a depth sensing imager, it allows end-users to watch their video images or full-body 3D avatar while interacting in real time with computer-generated characters and devices. Compatible with all major 3D depth-sensing devices, iisu™ is available now to developers of Interactive Digital Entertainment, Serious Games, Interactive Marketing solutions and Consumer Electronics applications.

iisu™ software and tools insulate game and interactive application developers from the low-level technicalities of 3D depth-sensing imagers. Thanks to a rich set of interfaces and predefined gesture-based patterns, development cycles are dramatically reduced – developers can focus on their core business.

iisu™ is delivered as a cross platform software development kit (SDK). To assist customers with rapid product design, development and testing, we provide technical consulting and development services for 3D graphics, games or other applications.

To learn more about iisu and what it can offer you, please download our data sheet


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