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Installing the Kinect for Windows Sensor Support Package

With previous versions of the Image Acquisition Toolbox™, the files for all of the adaptors were included in your installation. Starting with version R2014a, each adaptor is available separately through MATLAB Add-Ons. In order to use the Image Acquisition Toolbox, you must install the adaptor that your camera uses, in this case, the Kinect for Windows Sensor support package.

In order to use the Kinect® for Windows® support in the Image Acquisition Toolbox, you must have the correct version of the Kinect for Windows Runtime installed on your system. If you do not already have it installed, it will be installed when you install the Kinect support package. After you complete the support package installation, you can acquire images using the Kinect for Windows V1 or V2 with the Image Acquisition Toolbox.

Using this installation process, you download and install the following file(s) on your host computer:

  • MATLAB files to use Kinect for Windows V1 cameras with the toolbox

  • MATLAB files to use Kinect for Windows V2 cameras with the toolbox

  • Kinect for Windows Runtime, if you do not already have a current version installed


You can use this support package only on a host computer running a version of 64-bit Windows that Image Acquisition Toolbox supports.

If the installation fails, see the Troubleshooting section at the end of this topic.

  1. On the MATLAB® Home tab, in the Environment section, click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages.

  2. In the Add-On Explorer, scroll to the Hardware Support Packages section, and click show all to find your support package.

  3. You can refine the list by selecting Imaging/Cameras in the Refine by Hardware Type section on the left side of the Explorer.

  4. Select Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for Kinect For Windows Sensor.


If the setup fails, it could be caused by an internet security setting. If you get an error message such as “KINECT Setup Failed – An error occurred while installing,” try the following and then run the installer again.

  1. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet Options.

  2. In Internet Options, select the Advanced tab.

  3. Under the Security subsection, uncheck Check for publisher’s certificate revocation to temporarily disable it, and click OK.

  4. Run the installer again.

  5. After you have installed the support package, re-enable the security option in Internet Explorer.