The Microsoft® XBOX 360 Kinect is a motion controller developped by PrimeSense. It projects a pattern with infrared light and calculates a depth image using a camera. It also has a color camera and four microphones. The Y axis of the sensor is remote controllable with an in-build motor. The color of the LEDLight-emitting diode is settable by software as well.

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Applications

  • CocoaKinect App Freenect by Robert Pointon Icon apple 16x16.png
  • Synapse generates sceleton data and provides it as OSC[[OSC|Open Sound Control]] Icon apple 16x16.png Icon windows8 16x16.png
  • ofxFaceTracker provides face metrics (orientation, eye and mouth open/closed) over OSC[[OSC|Open Sound Control]]
  • codelaboratories.com/kb/nui Icon windows8 16x16.png
  • TUIO Kinect lets you define a depth range where multiple blobs can be detected. No actual depth information can be extracted. Icon apple 16x16.png
  • ReconstructMe turns your Kinect into a 3D-Scanner Icon windows8 16x16.png
  • KinectA is a free application by Bauhaus-Universität Alumna Michaela Honauer for motion tracking via the KinectSensor - including hand, skeleton and object tracking. Communication to other hard- and software via OSC[[OSC|Open Sound Control]]. Icon apple 16x16.png Icon windows8 16x16.png
  • NI-Mate Icon newtux 16x16.png Icon apple 16x16.png Icon windows8 16x16.png
  • RGBDToolkit Workflow for Kinect + DSLR Filmmaking Icon apple 16x16.png Icon windows8 16x16.png
  • faceshift markerless facial motion capture Icon apple 16x16.png Icon windows8 16x16.png in the future also: Icon newtux 16x16.png
  • Sensecast lite Application/Framework for gesture recognition

SDKs, Frameworks and Libraries

Depth image

Skeleton data

Running depth image and skeleton data on workstation Rafael

Change user of the computer to admin (Apple menu: logout user/User abmelden). Make sure Kinect is connected.

Depth image in Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment

  1. open Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment
  2. open pix_freenect-help.pd in Folder kinect on harddrive Rafael Data RAID
  3. open gemwin and activate the accel toggle

Skeleton Data in Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment

  1. open the terminal and Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment
  2. in the terminal type: cd /Volumes/Rafael\ Data\ RAID/kinect/Sensebloom-OSCeleton OR: type: cd (+ space) and drag the folder Sensebloom-OSCeleton from Folder kinect on harddrive Rafael Data RAID into the terminal window
  3. Enter. Type ./osceleton (optional: If you want to change the port add: "-p" and the port number. If you want to see the picture the Kinect is tracking add: "-w"), then press enter again.
  4. Because OSCeleton has some hiccups i recommend adding a "while true" loop to make sure it starts again when a problem appears. Makes the command: "while true; do ./osceleton; done"
  5. open OSCeleton.pd from Folder pd-skeleton in Folder kinect on harddrive Rafael Data RAID with Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment

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