Yesterday at CES, Microsoft announced the new Kinect for Windows hardware and accompanying software will be available on February 1st, 2012.
In a blog post, Craig Weiss wrote "Kinect technology and gesture free will equally make an appearance
in 2012. I am projecting that the number of vendors who enter this space to
start slow, but gain steam – at least with some aspect, by the end of 2012.
..... Great opportunities in education (K-12 and higher ed) and even with
companies, although I see it more with mid-size and large. Costs will vary,
again lower price points are needed. What is great about Kinect technology is
that it will work with tablets, eventually smartphones and televisions. "