[PD] Body tracking

cyrille henry ch at chnry.net
Sat Jan 8 14:25:59 CET 2011


for the kung fu : movement are usually very fast. a camera is usually to slow to be useful.

i personally prefer using sensor like accelerometter on the body.
you can use wiimote or some other (faster) sensors system.

here is a video of a performance i worked for few years ago.
sensors are used at time : 4'57 to 6'06 and from 6'43 to 7'23.

at 6'43, you can see that this kind of sensors are lot's more accurate that what you'll be able to do with a camera.

imo, camera are good to track body position.
kinect look to have a sensing zone that is a bit limited.


Le 06/01/2011 13:28, Wallace a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I planning to do some video tracking in order to sonify some
> performance: a dancer and a kung fu form.
> I basically need to track different movements and connect them to some sounds.
> I'm evaluating different technologies at the moment.
> Kinect looks like the best way to track body movement.
> What's the best way to track body movements ? Is Kinect really the
> best solution ?
> What are other solutions ?
> Cheers

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