Fast Avatar Capture

Fast Avatar Capture

The 3D scanning capabilities of the Kinect have been front row in terms of displaying its numerous real-world applications. Being able to fully scan a 3D model of practically anything and then importing it into a 3D modelling solution or gaming engine lends itself to so many DIY projects that are cheap and practical.

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KinectEpil - using Kinect for aiding epilepsy diagnosis

We have been developing a Video-EEG-3Dmotion capture system in the routine of a clinical Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). It uses custom software (KinectTracker) with a Kinect camera for the 3D motion capture and integrates with a video-EEG system. We are using this for helping Neurologists to make better epilepsy diagnosis.
This project is the result of a Portuguese-German scientific cooperation.

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University of Munich Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
INESC-TEC/FEUP, University of Porto
IEETA/University of Aveiro

Kinect 2 for Windows Dev Kit Priced at $399

Kinect 2 for Windows Dev Kit Priced at $399

Early adopters of the new Kinect hardware will have the opportunity to purchase the device before it officially goes on sale. For $399 you'll get a pre-production model, the SDK as well as the consumer-level version when it becomes available.

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Arduino + Processing + Kinect Dimmer

Arduino + Processing + Kinect Dimmer

Kinect related projects that involve Processing and Arduino are always so damn cool! Take for instance this latest demo by P&A LAB. They sought out to develop a tracking system that would control a light source by either turning it on/off or dimming the light. They've set up their rig to include some LED lights that represent the amount of dimming that would occur if this product were actually in use. The video shows a linear actuator move according to the gestures used in order to control the amount of dimming the light source would receive.

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New Kinect paired with XBOX One; No Details on Kinect for Windows

New Kinect paired with XBOX One; No Details on Kinect for Windows

The new Kinect will be a huge component of Microsoft's XBOX One. No word yet on whether or not a "Kinect for Windows" edition is in the works but I figure it's safe to assume it will be released some point down the line.

No word as well if the USB connection will be left open like the original allowing drivers to be build for all types of operating systems. I get the sinking suspicion they want to keep this model in their own hands this time around...

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O'Reilly Computer Vision and 3D Sensor Deal April 4th - 11th

Miss the last Kinect related promo offered by O'Reilly? Well you're in luck! Kinect Hacks along with other great books on CV such as Making Things See and Programming Computer Vision with Python (just to name a few) or now 50% off from today until April 14th.

Big Deal on Kinect Hacking Books Starting Feburay 19th

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Kinect 3D Face Morphing Processing Sketch

Kinect 3D Face Morphing Processing Sketch

Building upon the great 3D capturing Processing sketch (which is featured in Kinect Hacks), Javier Graciá Carpio has updated his Kinect Mash Viewer codebase and added a Kinect 3D face morphing and DLA drawing effect option to the app.

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Map Keyboard Functions to Gestures Using control:mapper

Map Keyboard functions to gestures using control:mapper

Control:mapper is a utility which enables you to use your Microsoft Kinect with almost any existing Windows application. Control:mapper monitors the movement of your body for predefined actions, then converts them to your specified keyboard and mouse commands.

This video demonstrates how their new software, control:mapper, enables you to play existing Windows applications using your Microsoft Kinect and a Windows 7 or 8 PC.

Assign any combination of keys and mouse control to defined gestures, or virtual triggers located in the space around your body.

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CoVii and PrimeSense Announce ViiHaptic at CES

The technological start-up CoVii introduced today at CES its new software for 3D sensors, which transforms any screen of any size into a touchscreen - ViiHaptic.

The Israeli company PrimeSense™, that created the 3D sensor technology, believes that this new CoVii’s software will revolutionize the digital signage market, because it can transform any screen of any size already used by companies into a touchscreen in a robust manner and with a much lower cost than a real touchscreen.

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