The Use and Benefit of a Xbox Kinect based Tracking System in a Lecture Recording Service

ID: 39004 Type: Brief Paper: New Development
  1. Benedikt Engelbert, Christian Greweling, and Karsten Morisse, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany

Tuesday, June 25 3:05-3:25 PM Location: Oak Bay 2 View on map

Presider: Aubteen Darabi, Florida State University, United States

Abstract: Lecture recordings became an important technology to support students in learning new and complex content. But the effort for a lecture recording is enormous, especially in panel lectures, where a cameraman is needed to focus the camera on the lecturer while he or she is moving from one panel to another. In big lecture halls at an University this issue is even bigger. To reduce costs and efforts automatic tracking systems are needed. This paper describes a motion tracking system based on a Microsoft Kinect sensor to adjust a remotely controllable camera to the lecturer automatically. We describe how the system could provide a benefit for a regular recording service, but also which structures need to be established to provide such a service at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück. Next to the system functionality the paper describes three implemented tracking scenarios and the key issues within such scenarios

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