Inspiration

A friend build a prototype for a cheap feet-recognition system and thought about using this in museums before. Here game-like applications are proposed. It is not a complete game, more a technique to be used in those.

What it does

As part of a game, tracking the feet of people in the room, and from them deducting the viewing direction enables privacy-saving visitor tracking without camera. And interaction.

For this example when you stand in front a piece for a while, additional information fades in in form of projections around it.

The effect would be a surprising sensation only visible to those, who really take time and are interested in a piece.

For the game you could have this information to show only, when you are the only person in the room, or when enough people are viewing the right items.

How we built it

We build a cheap (Cent/m²) prototype of a mat before that tracks pressure in the mm area. That map can be put under a carpet, or be incorporated in it. Multiple feet can be recognized in their shape and thus the standing direction is easy to derive.

Challenges we ran into

We are very busy and had no time to do any coding. And prototype is already done. Still we wanted to submit the idea, since we think it might be valuable.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

What we learned

What's next for Museum discovery

Finding other uses for the technology, testing it live

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