ITP Camp 2017

Bodies in the Browser

Session Leaders: Shawn Van Every

Tags: #kinect #javascript #p5.js #programming #code #body

Created By: Shawn Van Every

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to access to data from the Microsoft Kinect 2 Game Controller with Kinectron in a browser and share the data over the internet.. The Kinect/Kinectron has a slew of interesting capabilities that we'll try out such as:

  • Skeleton tracking which allows users to do things like live puppeteer 3D avatars or interact with a webpage using their body instead of a mouse

  • Depth images which allow software to determine how far a user is from the camera and can be used in combination with a regular RGB image key a user out from the background to do things like go on virtual tours.

and more!


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George Gally June 15, 2017, 8:49 am

hey shawn... so Kinectron is only for PC?

Michelle B June 19, 2017, 3:10 pm

Kinectron github:

Michelle B June 19, 2017, 4:17 pm

url to shared p5 sketch with startTrackedBodies:

Michelle B June 19, 2017, 4:58 pm

Code to the clapping one with feet: