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Microsoft Kinect for Windows Support from Image Acquisition Toolbox

Acquire data from Microsoft Kinect For Windows into MATLAB and Simulink. Kinect is a natural interaction device with an RGB camera and 3D depth sensor.

Capabilities and Features

Using Image Acquisition Toolbox™, you can acquire data from Microsoft® Kinect for Windows into MATLAB® and Simulink®. Microsoft Kinect for Windows is a natural interaction device with an RGB camera and 3D depth sensor.

Microsoft Kinect for Windows can be used to realize applications in fields such as robotics, kinesiology, and civil engineering. For example, you can steer a robot using Kinect by constructing a model of its surroundings with the 3D depth sensor.

Kinect v2 and Kinect for Windows v1 are supported by Image Acquisition Toolbox.

Please see the Troubleshooting section of the Image Acquisition Toolbox documentation for additional information.

Platform and Release Support

This support was introduced in R2013a and can be used on the following platforms: 

  • Windows (64-bit)

Note that all required third-party software is installed by the Support Package Installer:

Version MATLAB Release Kinect for Windows Runtime Platform
Kinect for Windows v1 R2013a and later 1.6 (Installed by support package) Windows
Kinect v2 R2016a and later 2.0 (Installed by support package) Windows 8 and later

See the hardware support package system requirements table for current and prior version, release, and platform availability.

Ready to install?

Before installing the support package, confirm you have the correct setup. View system requirements and installation options.

MathWorks Requirements



Also supported in student and home software.


Third-Party Requirements

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