The Microsoft Kinect sensor is a very powerful device that provides image capturing, distance measurement and body postures and facial expressions recognition services, which makes it suitable for infinity of applications. In this introductory article I will show how to use it to capture different types of images.
In previous articles I presented a home video surveillance system, the ThiefWatcher application. It is an extensible application that works combining several protocols, such as cameras, triggers, communication channels and storage systems. In this article I will show how to implement some of these protocols using the Microsoft Kinect sensor.