I was at Intel’s Los Angeles DevLab/Hackathon for RealSense last week and got to take home one of the DevKits. Touch can access the depth camera feed directly with VideoDeviceIn TOP. Here’s a little demo of what I figured out during the hackathon (after failing to sort out receiving tracking data from Processing and changing directions… port binding follies) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKTsmBIrvRI
When it came time to present our hack-jobs, I pitched mine as interactive signage for storefronts and special event brand activation (https://twitter.com/bemyapp/status/530185756266876928) and won the grand prize! No C# required! The demo video is running on the computer I won: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro with 2GHz i7, 8GB RAM Intel HD Graphics 4400. Touch runs surprisingly smoothly on this laptop/tablet hybrid machine.
I’m eager to use the actual tracking data eventually, but the depth cam alone is pretty cool for now. The SDK demos (backdrop removal, facial expression tracking, etc) are pretty cool and lead me to believe there is a lot of potential with this technology. Hoping for a RealSense CHOP in the near future…