Omek Demonstrates New Motion Tracking Tech
Yes friends, gesture controlled games for four or more players are now possible. Depth cameras track gestures of multiple players simultaneously allowing for motion controlled gameplay. Omek’s CTO Gershom Kutliroff has high aspirations for the Omek SDK.
“It’s incredibly exciting to think about future developments, using coordinated actions or individual actions. Imagine if computers, rather than people, could become referees in sports game, and give objective results about every play on the field.”
The Omek SDK system comes bundled with a Gesture Authoring Toolkit. It can learn new gestures performed by a number of different people in a day or two that could take weeks or even months for developers to code.
This sounds great, but given my experience with multi-player and the kinect system, I’m withholding any judgement. Inevitably 3D multi-player motion detection will be perfected and put into use in our daily lives in ways we can only imagine.