Microsoft thinks Kinect’s, not hacked
Soon after the launch of Kinect, Martin who bought Kinect, created an open source driver to run Kinect work on Linux PC. It can now also work in Mac OS X and Windows. And after that, many stepped into the “hacked” Kinect development.
Alex Kipman, the “Director of Incubation for Xbox” says to ScienceFriday:
Alex Kipman says Kinect interface was left unprotected ‘by design.’ Shannon Loftis says she’s ‘inspired’ by community finding new uses
Pradeep, a “kinect-hacking” enthusiastic made an approach to Microsoft regarding the hacked-up development of Xbox 360′s Kinect. And he gets this:
“Kinect for Xbox 360 has not been hacked – in any way – as the software and hardware that are part of Kinect for Xbox 360 have not been modified. What has happened is someone has created drivers that allow other devices to interface with the Kinect for Xbox 360. The creation of these drivers, and the use of Kinect for Xbox 360 with other devices, is unsupported. We strongly encourage customers to use Kinect for Xbox 360 with their Xbox 360 to get the best experience possible.”