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Shake n Sense

A novel approach to eliminating interference when 2 or more Kinects are used pointing at the same scene.

Shake’n’Sense: Reducing Interference for Overlapping Structured Light Depth Cameras

Due to appear in ACM SIGCHI, May 2012, Austin Texas

Shake ‘n’ Sense is a novel yet simple mechanical technique for mitigating the interference when two or more Kinect cameras point at the same part of a physical scene. The technique is particularly useful for Kinect, where the structured light source is not modulated. It requires only mechanical augmentation of the Kinect, without any need to modify the internal electronics, firmware or associated host software.

( video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSBDY0RuhS4 )