Your Skeleton, a Live Digital Visual Controller, Thanks to Kinect: What’s Opening Up

Dancing, digitally, anyone? Capturing full-body motion has tended to be imprecise and primitive, expensive, complex, non-real-time, or sometimes a combination. Rapidly-paced open source development around Microsoft’s Kinect 3D depth camera is proving the future doesn’t have to be that way. The results, piping control data in real-time to any visual, music, or other software, demonstrate your full body as input. We can look through our own eyes at another human being and be aware of how their skeleton is moving through space. Here, our computers no longer have to be in the dark about the same awareness. The video above …

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Your Skeleton, a Live Digital Visual Controller, Thanks to Kinect: What's Opening Up

Dancing, digitally, anyone? Capturing full-body motion has tended to be imprecise and primitive, expensive, complex, non-real-time, or sometimes a combination. Rapidly-paced open source development around Microsoft’s Kinect 3D depth camera is proving the future doesn’t have to be that way. The results, piping control data in real-time to any visual, music, or other software, demonstrate your full body as input. We can look through our own eyes at another human being and be aware of how their skeleton is moving through space. Here, our computers no longer have to be in the dark about the same awareness. The video above …

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