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Can you use a Kinect with the HoloLens emulator?

Is it possible to utilize the Kinect in the Hololens emulator. Ideal thing would be to use it as a stream. However, even just using the .xef file as a room would be helpful.


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  • edited April 2016

    The .xef file that the Kinect generates doesn't quite work in my experiences. I'm not sure if the format is exactly the same or not. Obviously the idea and concept is the same. It's not published as to which streams to record to get it to work in HoloLens.

    To use the Kinect you would need to use some sort of network proxy which sends the data in or you query it. The Kinect device, its streams and the SDK are not available in Windows Holographic. So basically you'd need another computer to process the Kinect streams, and then a proxy to forward, or listen for requests to the data from a HoloLens app.

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