X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Faceapi: 3d Head Tracking With Any Webcam

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

Here’s some pretty cool news which could provide entirely new ways to interact with your computer or game console. This new technology will enable automated 3-dimensional tracking of heads and faces using a webcam along with some very special tracking software.

FaceAPI Head Tracking Software

Seeing Machines faceAPI is a developers’ toolkit which provides easy head tracking on all three axes. When combined with the proper game concept, this type of technology could provide for some really unique experiences, including the ability to interact with environments just by looking around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BduSDvUU6MY

Amazingly enough, it’s all feasible with a single, standard webcam, and no special hardware is required.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA8ZXPS6onk

In addition to tracking head movements, faceAPI can detect changes in facial expressions, regardless of skin color or facial hair, and even works you’re wearing glasses or makeup. It can automatically find the face in the current scene, and reacquire it if the subject leaves the frame. It’s also able to work in pretty much any visible or IR light situation, so it’s not overly sensitive to changes in lighting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sPh6-J9wOA

Currently, faceAPI works with any Windows compatible webcam, but the technology could theoretically be ported to other platforms if the demand is there. The faceAPI website isn’t live yet, but for now you can check out SeeingMachines’ product page for more specifics.

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



More from Awesomer Media...

Less Than Human

Less Than Human

Rubber Band Refrigerator

Rubber Band Refrigerator

2017 Camaro ZL1 Official Top Speed is 198 MPH

2017 Camaro ZL1 Official Top Speed is 198 MPH

Honda Files Patent for Mid-Engine Sports Car

Honda Files Patent for Mid-Engine Sports Car

Jimmy Vee Is The New R2-D2

Jimmy Vee Is The New R2-D2

Star Wars Black Series Poe Dameron Helmet Replica

Star Wars Black Series Poe Dameron Helmet Replica

Advertisement