Kinect tech specs revealed

The full technical specifications for Microsoft’s upcoming motion controller Kinect have been released.

According to Electronic Theatre, the only requirements for the device are 175MB of storage on the Xbox 360 for drivers and a single USB port.

The device is capable of tracking up to six people at any one time, including two active players. It will track up to 20 joints for these active players and can map their Xbox Live Avatars to match their movements.

Here are the Kinect technical specifications in full:

Colour and depth-sensing lenses
Voice microphone array
Tilt motor for sensor adjustment

Field of View
Horizontal field of view: 57 degrees
Vertical field of view: 43 degrees
Physical tilt range: 27 degrees
Depth sensor range: 1.2m – 3.5m

Data Streams
320×240 16-bit depth @ 30 frames/sec
640×480 32-bit colour@ 30 frames/sec
16-bit audio @ 16 kHz

Skeletal Tracking System
Tracks up to 6 people, including 2 active players
Tracks 20 joints per active player
Ability to map active players to Xbox LIVE Avatars

Audio System
Xbox LIVE party chat and in-game voice chat (requires Xbox LIVE Gold Membership)
Echo cancellation system enhances voice input
Speech recognition in multiple languages

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