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Matlab Support for Kinect Xbox One Sensor

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Usman Saeed
Usman Saeed on 18 Sep 2015
Does Matlab support the Kinect for Xbox One sensor connected using a Kinect for Windows adapter.
I have installed the following
  • Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0
  • Kinect for Windows v2 Windows Runtime
  • Kinect support package for Image Acquisition Toolbox
and the kinect is working fine in the Kinect Browser software
and the output for imaqhwinfo is
ans =
InstalledAdaptors: {'kinect' 'winvideo'}
MATLABVersion: '8.6 (R2015b)'
ToolboxName: 'Image Acquisition Toolbox'
ToolboxVersion: '4.10 (R2015b)'
but the output for info = imaqhwinfo('kinect')
info =
AdaptorDllName: 'C:\MATLAB\SupportPackages\R2015b\kinectforwindowsruntime\toolbox\imaq\supportpa…'
AdaptorDllVersion: '4.10 (R2015b)'
AdaptorName: 'kinect'
DeviceIDs: {1x0 cell}
DeviceInfo: [1x0 struct]
it appears that the kinect is not connected.
Best Regards, Usman
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 20 Jan 2017
Approximate translation for karol Cardenas
Hi, I'm working with the Xbox360 Kinect v1, and the connection is possible working with Windows 10, Matlab 2016a, SDK 2.0 and toolkit 1.8.
I hope it works for you.

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Answers (2)

Martin Schätz
Martin Schätz on 15 Oct 2015
Hi, Kinect V2 is not supported by MatLab. There is way how to connect it just like camera or web-cam. But i gues that is not the way you want to use it. You have to stick with Kinect v1 for now.
However i found way to connect Kinect v2 to MatLab. I just finnished first tests, and started blog about Kinects. I hope to release first Demo soon (whole thing will take some time).

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Madhura Suresh
Madhura Suresh on 16 Mar 2016
The Kinect V2 is now supported starting R2016a . You can download the Kinect for Windows Sensor support package to get started.
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Avinash Baranitharan
Avinash Baranitharan on 17 Mar 2018
Hi, Does Kinect for Xbox One with Kinect Adapter for Windows works identical as Kinect for Windows v2 with Image Acquisition Toolbox Support Package for Kinect For Windows Sensor?
Are there any difference between Kinect for Xbox One & Kinect for Windows v2?

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