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Fortunately, Intel seems to be valuing my work. One lady by name Rebecca from the Competition team is in consistent touch with me. I had actually missed couple of youtube links in two submissions. She mailed me personally and got it corrected from back end.
As I see, probably I am the craziest of the lot and as it looks now will be accounted for more than 50% of the entries. So far it is 14 out of 27 valid submissions and I am on my way to submit another 3. So it will be 17 total submissions.
Intel had a pre condition that all the apps must be made freely available. So I guess they will be releasing it once the contest is over. Actually all the apps I tested with AppUp in mind only.
Anyways, even if they do not, I will share this entire work in codeproject any how.
You know what Pete, today out of no where I received a development kit from Leap motion. I had never applied. I do not know how they got my address in India and how they sent one without any mail or something.
The guys have created a great hardware, software. Even my wife is calling me with and wave signal. ha ha.
How about you? What kind of work are you into? it must be special. I did all sorts of things with SDK but failed to get FACE and Fingers working togather. Can you tell, why am I unable to get 20fps for face and finger both?
I have taken one session and querying it from two background processes concurrently. But it is so slow. Can you share some lights on this? If I can manage a face and hand togather, I can build some more stuff that were in my mind.
This[^] is what I'm building. There's no screenshots/video in there this week, but there will be a fair bit in there next week, plus a shout out to you for the idea of controlling the mouse cursor this way.
I don't do facial recognition yet, so I can't comment, but as I progress I should be able to get an answer for you. Once I've finished this contest, I'll be looking at the Leap device as well. My ultimate aim is to create an abstraction layer where you drop in the "pipeline" of choice, so you should be able to work with Kinect/Leap/Gesture without relying on a particular vendor. That's a way off yet.
I was brought up to respect my elders. I don't respect many people nowadays.
Wow, An image that stores all the information. I am mad about image processing. So there is another reason to follow you closely.
A couple of years back I had done a little similar thing. Not as big as yours.
a) Framework: I used wavelet transform to save data behind images. So I was able to save a 2kb file behind a Png/Bmp image of size say about 60 kb.
b). Once succedded, I created a small xml based database system. So Ideas was to create data and save it in xml and put it behind the image. At the time of rendering, extract it, update of delete or whatever and put it back. It was fun. I had given it a name Icard. ( like vcard ). So you take a snap of a person and put all his information behind his image. Store and send that image to phone or wherever and decoder will display all the information.
Whether you want or do not want, I will send you the source code of my ImageGrassy project. Which has tons of algorithm and helper functions. And by the way I do take charges. I need a beer when you win .
So if and when it matters, kind of you can see if you find anything interesting and use it.
By the way, I am on the verge of completing my 18th and mostly the final entry. "Morsify"
The idea is simple encode your gestures to morse code and decode it as text. Great for people with vocal limitations to communicate. American sign language is bit tough at this moment for sdk ( I tried that too, with hand segmentation and applying PCA but failed. )
So decided that morse code is the way to go. You got to be seeing the video once I complete.
Ok pete, wont prolong the comment. Take care I have to Morsify now. By the way, Can I have your mail ID? I have been replying to this thread only .
Being thirteen and half hours ahead of PST is turning out to be an amazing thing. I have completed my 20th Prototype and trying out a special thing with eyes. Dr Hawkins has been my scientific ideal for long and I am trying to build a text conversion from blink of eyes for assisting paralytic persons.
It has become a habit to send you a small note before and after working with a concept.
I know you have started coding madly and will go through the kind of madness that I experienced for last one month. There is no webcast of the contest from Intel. And not proper keywords are used by all contestants. So I managed to save a list through different searches. You can enjoy at your spare time. There are some good creative submissions.
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Perceptual Computing works
1. Klyuch Yuri Gesture Games http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRuxdmG6JcM
I have a laptop here that is failing to boot to windows. Does anyone know a program that I can run from the DVD drive to test the hard disk, without booting up? I just want to know if the hard drive is fubar.
I'd try starting it without any drivers, before doing too much work (the F5/F8 boot options).
One thing I did find, with one machine, is that the proprietary boot-up shell wouldn't let Windows start if more than two USB drives (DVD + HDD) were attached, so unplugging any USB peripherals might make a difference (plug it all back in after Windows starts booting).
These[^] are worth their weight in gold, though, for testing/fixing HDDs.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!