A local Arizona State University (ASU) research project in extracting human movement from video streams grows into a business. Interesting project. Of course, I’m biased. Not only did I attend ASU, but computer vision is one of my “fun areas” that grew out of an interest in Robotics.
Extracting human movement isn’t new–you’ve seen actors taped up with ping-pong balls ready for their motion to be visually captured and extracted–but I take it that MotionEase is trying to make it practical and accessible to a broader market. One step in that direction is to remove the need for special rigs and cameras. I’m guessing good, controlled lighting and distinguishable features will still be a neccessity though. Constraining the problem–whether it’s processing ink on the Tablet PC or extracing data from video streams–can greatly simplify things.
Can’t wait to see how their product line grows.