Types of Depth camera's & alternatives for position tracking

At HKU we have most of these camera's available. Inform about the possibilities at the Blackbox

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kinect 360
Kinect on Mac 
Kinect on Pc


Kinect One

Kinect on Mac 
Kinect on Pc

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Kinect Azure

Kinect on Mac 
Kinect on Pc




Orbec Astra
plugin for Touchdesigner


Orbec Femto Bolt & Mega

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zed 2i
Camera for depth perception, motion and AI, the ZED 2i is a durable and versatile stereo camera that can be deployed in most environments. (also outside!)
Zed in Touchdesigner


Oak D
Spatial AI camera (open source) OAK stands for OpenCV AI Kit.
PC & Mac compatible, python setup necessary! For loan @ BB Jk
Touchdesigner setup
Data sheet


Leap motion 1


Leap motion 2

The URG-04LX-UG01 scanning laser rangefinder is a low power, small, accurate, high-speed device for obstacle detection. Using the USB interface for power and communication, this unit can obtain measurement data in a 240° field of view up to a distance of 4 meters.

download driver (link)


Touchdesigner has a chop for it, the Hokuyu will work when connected, in mac

Some comparison articles:
the 3 kinects compared: https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/21/2/413 

depth maps compared

Apps that can do body tracking  for your mobile devices 

an app that turns your phone/tablet into a depth sensor & tracking camera (over OSC)
iKeleton OSC
an app that turns your phone into body tracking camera (over OSC) sending X&Y coordinates
Media Pipe*
MediaPipe is a cross platform Framework for building machine learning pipelines for processing time-series data like video, audio, etc. 
Amongst many other possibilities it turns your webcam into a depth/tracking camera.
Mocap: optitrack TBD Mocap: Vive 2x TBD
Vive  trackers
Vive Ultimate trrackers

Revision #25
Created 26 September 2023 08:40:13 by Astrid
Updated 22 May 2024 12:38:53 by Astrid