Interactive Kinect Installation Transforms Kids Into Virtual Puppeteers

Interactive Kinect Installation Transforms Kids Into Virtual Puppeteers
technology

The interactive puppetry experience, Puppet Parade, allows children to use their arms to control larger than life creatures projected on to the wall in front of them.

Kyana Gordon
  • 10 january 2012

Kids are probably your best bet for testing the 2.0 version of your interactive puppetry project. Such is the case with Puppet Parade, an interactive experience designed by Design I/O. Modeled after their Kinect Shadow Puppet that PSFK wrote about previously, and made using two Microsoft Xbox Kinects (with openFrameworks and the ofxKinect addon) to skeleton track arm movements, the smart tech is able to determine where the shoulder, elbow, and wrist are when controlling the puppet.

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