October 14, 2013, 10:41am
I am planning to start costing a job where the user would interact with a projected piece of work.
The interaction would be:
the user walking pass would be detected and the shapes would appear
the user moving their arms at a specific location would trigger things
I was wondering what kind of equipment I need in order to track the users motion. I am thinking some kind of infrared device that is mapped to the projector output.
Unless it’s going to be in daylight you should use a Kinect or an Asus Xtion. If it’s going to be in daylight you should use an RGB video camera.
October 16, 2013, 4:06pm
Thanks for your response.
My only problem is that kinect only tracks if it sees a skeleton and it’s only up to 6 people per kinect. I am sure about the environment yet i.e. daylight or not.
Before kinect people used to do this kind of interaction. what kind of equipment were they using?
Depending on the situation they were using IR video cameras with IR floodlights, stereo camera systems, or just a single camera with fancy human form recognition algorithms. How many people are you looking to identify and is it a scenario where there will be lots of things that are not people in the scene?
October 21, 2013, 8:50am
it should work for unlimited number of people but I imagine 10 people. there’ll only be people.
October 21, 2013, 8:52am
do you have any reference for these - IR video cameras with IR floodlights.
Maybe a blog post using openframeworks.
I found these as well
do you they are valuable solutoin?