[LAU] Face or person tracking with a camera

Jeanette C. julien at mail.upb.de
Thu Jul 8 19:55:36 CEST 2021

Thanks a lot, Brandon, this does help and might be quite to the point.

Best wishes,


Jul 8 2021, Brandon Hale has written:

> Hey Jeanette,
> Have you checked out openpose? I think it is only a Linux thing, but I 
> used it at work and it tracks full body with a standard camera.
> Also, another thing that your friend might look into is using the 
> Microsoft Kinect. The Kinect has tracking built in that you can access 
> with software. Both the Kinect and Kinect 2 have these kinds of 
> features. You have to get an adapter to plug it into a standard usb 
> port. I've played with this a tiny bit for a class I took, but I had 
> friends who got it to work pretty well for the body.
> These two would be for body tracking, not necessarily face tracking.
> I hope some of this helps,
> Brandon Hale
> On 7/1/21 2:26 PM, Jeanette C. wrote:
>> Hey hey,
>> I am sorry if this seems very off-topic. But I thought that there 
>> might be performers here who could be experienced with this.
>> A friend of mine is looking for a simple way to track herself with a 
>> camera for lessons. I have seen that there are gadgets which can 
>> recognise a face and so track a person with a camera. Having no 
>> experience with that, at all, myself, I thought it best to find 
>> knowledgeable advice.
>> I think she will use a mac environment. I don't know how many things - 
>> you might know about - are cross platform or stand alone, though a 
>> Raspberry Pi in support of her work could be quite feasible.
>> Best wishes,
>> Jeanette
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