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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sweet New Motion Tracking Software Goes Open Source


A young man by the name of Zdenek Kalal has recently invented a pretty unique and useful new form of motion/object tracking software, and best of all, he open sourced the whole thing.

The software, which Kalal calls predator (lets keep him away from robots please) dosen’t just track an object such as fingers or eyes but also ‘remembers’ the object so that it can be used again and again.

Kalal has been receiving tons of accolades and emails for his invention. Including an award and kudos from his PhD supervisor who stated he thinks “predator could go far and envisions seeing it such things as human computer interactions, augmented reality, video post production, motion capture, visual surveillance, robot navigation and assisted driving.”

You can check out the video below to see the demo for yourself in which Kalal explains some of the possible uses for predator. Including how it might be good for disabled people who can’t use a keyboard and mouse.


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