we’ve joint the openKinect project initialized by theo, memo (openframeworks forum) at 2010 nov.
this device (xBox kinect sensor) is superb, it got an IR beam generator enabling the depth-camera to read the IR reflection
(so it works perfectly indoor in day time or in complete darkness),
and it got a normal web cam for more video-programming manipulation (like face detection etc)
this project is so exciting, it is another level of computer vision to me.
it just opened up unlimited possibilities in interactive installations !
what to do next ? in order to make it applicable to interactive installation,
it has to be able to do some data things
– limbs motion detection
– incorporate openCV face detection
– dynamic range human-shape recognition
– hand / finger motion recognition
– sync the 2 cams as well as possible