Kinect is coming to your computer. Microsoft is preparing a Kinect for Windows software development kit that will allow hackers, modders and developers to come up with new and wacky uses of the arm-waving Xbox 360.on Windows PCs as well as the
Kinect uses a sensor placed in front of a TV to capture your movements and make your Xbox game character perform the same actions. The official SDK will allow developers to work with Kinect's audio and system APIs and take direct control of the sensor, and it's likely to expand Kinect beyond gaming.
Developers won't be allowed to be make money from apps built with the kit, although a commercial kit may follow.
The SDK is being developed by Microsoft Research with Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business, the Xbox 360's parent group. There's no precise date for the SDK's release yet, but it will be available sometime this spring.