In this experiment we tried to visualise people’s location in Ellie with the LED ceiling. Everybody that walks underneath the ceiling will have his own halo with a random color. The biggest inspiration for this experiment were the blobs that are present above your head in The Sims.
Our version of The Sims uses the LED ceiling and a Kinect V2, the latter is used to locate individual persons in Ellie. Kinect V2 has the pro that it’s really good at skeleton tracking even if a person stands behind someone else. It has the advantage above something like blob tracking that it has a build in depth sensor which was required for this setup.
This video was taken on a open day and was working with up to six people at the same time.