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Special Issue "Kinect Sensor and Its Application"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensors and Robotics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Gregorij Kurillo
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Guest Editor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Interests: 3D computer vision; biomechanics; human motion analysis; image processing; RGB-D cameras; virtual reality

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The release of the Microsoft Kinect sensor in 2010 revolutionized active 3D sensing. Although originally intended for the gaming community, the Kinect early on found its place in the research and commercial development. Its relatively high accuracy, ease of use, AI-enabled body and facial tracking, multi-microphone sound capture, and affordability have sparked novel applications in rehabilitation, telemedicine, surveillance, 3D scanning, and many other areas. The Kinect has thus become a synonym for real-time 3D sensing and helped to solve research problems that 2D vision alone could not. The interaction via Kinect created a new paradigm for human–computer interaction, especially in the area of mixed reality. To date, three generations of Kinect camera have been released, including Kinect for Xbox 360 (v1), Kinect for Xbox One (v2), and most recently Azure Kinect DK.

This Special Issue seeks submissions of original research papers describing novel applications with Kinect sensors that focus on its sensing properties, 3D measurements, multi-modal data fusion, point cloud segmentation, object recognition, human–computer interaction (HCI), and user experience (UX) in various areas, from biomechanics to mixed reality. The submitted paper should include previously unpublished work that demonstrates novel research contributions relevant to Sensors journal topics.

Dr. Gregorij Kurillo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • 3D Measurement
  • Computer Vision
  • Depth Sensor
  • Data Fusion
  • Human–Machine Interaction
  • Microsoft Kinect
  • Mixed Reality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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