At PrimeSense, our talented software and middleware engineers on the research and development teams work very hard to create interesting applications and software with our 3D sensors. They are always producing an array of applications, sensor utilities and computer vision algorithms to find the best practice and useful tools for the developer community. Sometimes these creations find their way into our formal SDK, and often they stay internal. We wanted to form a formal collection where we can release some of these creations to the community. With that in mind, today we would like to announce PrimeSense Labs, unique applications, useful and interesting utilities we developed for internal use and want to share with the community, for anyone crafting applications and middleware with our 3D sensors.
PrimeSense Labs aims to inspire creation from developers or anyone with a PrimeSense sensor and OpenNI SDK. Today, we will release the first two applications available to the community.
The first is the PrimeSense Labs Grab Detector middleware
This was developed as a powerful tool for developers who are creating Natural Interaction applications. It is the same Grab gesture tool that we use in our reach UX for gesture control that magically allows the user to reach into the third dimension and grab content or objects through simple and intuitive gestures. Middleware applications like the Grab Detector provide a solid building block for developers to produce applications on top of our SDK with 3D sensors, resulting in more advanced and exceptional community-created content.
Download Grab Detector »
We are also releasing an artistic visualization tool called ASCII Viewer.
It displays the depth map using ASCII characters. This app is a refreshing view for the default yellow NIViewer : ) Now you can you see the world in 3D, brought to life by your favorite ASCII characters! It can also be useful for designers and visual graphic artists or anyone who wants to experiment with the ASCII depth map and imaginative visuals.
Download ASCII Viewer »
PrimeSense Labs’ creations (apps, middleware, utilities, etc.) are available for free in the OpenNI Arena. We welcome you to discover PrimeSense Labs and provide us with your feedback and thoughts on the community support platform of OpenNI.