Open Source Person Tracking for Humanities

OpenPTrack is an open source person tracking project that is meant for creative uses of person tracking. (including STEM education).

Installed ten multi-sensor installations (and counting) throughout 2014 & early 2015 using OpenPtrack, a scalable open-source tool for person detection and tracking using an arbitrary number of cameras and computers.

I spent time deploying, debugging, documenting, and working w/ initial developers to extend the functionality and usability of what is a complex (and frankly pretty amazing) tool.

getting a system to uniquely track 20 5 year olds in a gymnasium took quite a bit of effort – but we got there !

Tools: C++, Robot Operating System (ROS), RGBD Cameras

Read more about OpenPTrack.

view video of system (captured during fine-tuning, not final state)

Academic Paper

more detail on applications for k-12 learning

and a playlist of other videos from development

Point Cloud from Swiss Ranger OpenPTrack