Archived - Innovative use of Intel® RealSense™ for user presence detection (video)

Published: 03/12/2014, Last Updated: 03/12/2014

The Intel® RealSense™ SDK has been discontinued. No ongoing support or updates will be available.

Innovating with Intel® RealSense™

What if you came home, and your Home PC detects and welcomes you , quite smartly. This is reality today thanks to Intel RealSense enabled software solution. 

Benefits of a Intel RealSense (presence tracking) at home: 

Did my child come home from school ?  

Imagine this: Your child comes home from school, and you get a notification on your office laptop. 

Is my grandma active at home? 

Imagine this: Your grandma peeps in into the Family Digital PhotoFrame, and you get notified.

Video of technology solution assisting elders @ home

Here is a real life snap of how RealSense is assisting elders today at homes. Video below










How the technology works: Intel RealSense integrated conference room


Activity and users presence are detected at homes and conference rooms, feeding intelligence into a smart room. 


How you can implement this technology today?: Intel RealSense  enabled software app


In the above video, you saw how Wall mounted PhotoFrame can detect and automatically welcome them.  Do you want to build this feature into your app? Here is the algorithm design. 

You can implement algorithm to detect user presence by Intel Perceptual Computing SDK and a standard webcam.  Start with a simple state machine and face tracking feature of the SDK to implement presence detection feature.  When the state transitions from Empty Room --> Face continuously detected for 4 seconds, it triggers a activity.   




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