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Chuck Needham

Chuck Needham
MICROSOFT RESEARCH SUPPORT ENGINEER
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Projects

Kinect for Windows SDK beta

Coming later this spring, the Kinect for Windows SDK is a programming toolkit that will enable researchers and enthusiasts easy access to the capabilities offered by the Microsoft Kinect device connected to computers running Microsoft Windows 7.

 

 

Microsoft Tag

 Microsoft Tag connects real life with the digital world. Microsoft Tags are small, colorful codes that can be printed, stuck, or displayed just about anywhere. When you snap a Tag with the camera on your internet-enabled phone, additional information or experiences are automatically opened on your phone. There is no fumbling with URLs or texting short codes. Microsoft Tags can make product packages, posters, print-based ads, magazine articles, exhibit signage, billboards, storefronts, business card, or just about anything else, interactive.

Songsmith

Songsmith

Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you. Then share your songs with your friends and family, post your songs online, or create your own music videos.

 

WorldWide Telescope

WorldWide Telescope

The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space-based telescopes in the world to enable seamless, guided explorations of the universe. 

 

 

 

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Edelman Pelton, Alicia
Edelman Pelton, Alicia

Eversole, Adam
Eversole, Adam

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Hart, Ted

Hughes, Richard
Hughes, Richard

Johnston, David
Johnston, David

Marriott, Ian
Marriott, Ian

Moeur, Robin
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  • Oculus Rift HMD Lens
    This zip file contains CAD files and source code necessary to build and use an improved lens for the Oculus Rift HMD. The source code works with the Unity game engine to correct the lens distortion for the Oculus display. The lens was automatically designed by the LensFactory program developed at Microsoft Research. The optical quality is significantly better than the lenses that come with the Oculus. The lens uses off the shelf lens elements from Edmund Optics.
  • Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro
    Microsoft Hyperlapse is a new technology that creates smooth and stabilized time lapses from first-person videos. Want to show your friends what you saw on that 12-mile hike you took last weekend or let them experience how it felt to fly down the mountain on your recent ski trip? With Microsoft Hyperlapse, you can time lapse those experiences, distilling them into easily consumable, enjoyable experiences.
  • MSR ECCLib
    MSR ECCLib is an efficient cryptographic library that provides functions for computing essential elliptic curve operations on a new set of high-security curves. All computations on secret data exhibit regular, constant-time execution, providing protection against timing and cache attacks. For more information, see http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/nums/default.aspx.
  • The R2 Probabilistic Programming Tool
    The R2 Probabilistic Programming Tool is a research project within the Programming Languages and Tools group at Microsoft Research on probabilistic programming. Our goal is to build a user friendly and scalable probabilistic programming system by employing powerful techniques from language design, program analysis and verification.
  • ASHA Assist
    Rural government maternal health workers in India are called Accredited Social Health Activists, or ASHAs. ASHA Assist is a tool designed to help ASHAs engage their clients in persuasive discussions about various topics related to maternal health. ASHA Assist consists of interactive videos on mobile phones, covering topics related to maternal health for use in counseling their clients. Currently ASHA Assist is designed to work on Java-enabled feature phones with touch screens such as the Nokia Asha 500.