waterproof kinect ?
I would like to track hands gestures in water.
I can’t find any waterproof kiect on the net.
Would you know about this ?
maybe you should try to put the kinect in a sealed box
Just an idea, never used this stuff. :)
How deep will the kinect go into the water?
You should still try it, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Kinect’s form of depth tracking wouldn’t work very well (if at all) in water. It sprays out a pattern of infrared dots, and uses the distance between those dots (very simplified, this) to determine distance. Water refracts light differently, and would probably confuse the hell out of a Kinect.
Might be cool, though.
indeed, and you have to make sure that your container doesn’t stop IR light.
i don’t think it wont work because of different refraction in water. Isn’t that problem only occuring if you let it "look" through the change of medias? I mean, we see quite normal under water, don’t we? Only if we look into the water our eyes being in air, we see the refraction problems. right?
Possibly – but the medium is still a bit more, well, fluid, than air is. Go shine a flash light under water (or maybe a laser beam is a better thing to evaluate with, which might not bend as much).
Plus it’s gotta be in a container of some kinda, it’s not going to have the IR element directly submerged, there will be at least some form of distortion occurring.
I think. I honestly don’t know, as I’ve never really played with flashlights underwater. :P
I should put the IR primesensor into the water to obtain the depth map, even if the kinect is outside… don’t see any other solutions.