Jeff Burke


OpenPTrack at IEEE VR Los Angeles

UCLA researcher & PhD student Randy Illum presented Mixed-Reality Barriers: Person-Tracking in K-12 Schools at the IEEE VR conference in Los Angeles on March 19. The paper, cowritten with GSE&IS PhD student Maggie Dahn, details the use of OpenPTrack in classrooms at two schools—one, a university laboratory elementary school, and the other, a public charter school. Illum’s presentation […]


OpenPTrack at MCN 2016, New Orleans

On November 3, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies PhD students Randy Illum and Christine Lee presented OpenPTrack at the Museum Computer Network (MCN)’s annual conference in New Orleans, LA. Their presentation, Body Tracking Technology and Play Based Learning for Science Education, introduced OpenPTrack and the ongoing work of the STEP and iSTEP projects, […]


An iSTEP for Cyberlearning with OpenPTrack

Building on the ongoing Science Through Technology Enhanced Play (STEP) project, Interactive Science Through Technology Enhanced Play (iSTEP) will begin to incorporate new OpenPTrack capabilities currently in development.  STEP’s computer simulation, with OpenPTrack as the interface for body-based interaction, has been helping students understand scientific phenomena at UCLA Lab School and Indiana […]


OpenPTrack Enabling Interaction with Argentinian Wetlands

OpenPTrack is now being used for Esteros del Ibera (EDI), an interactive installation in Buenos Aires that allows groups of visitors to explore the landscape of the protected Ibera Wetlands in northwest Argentina. A collaboration between UCLA REMAP and cheLA, EDI was built at cheLA’s complex and has been installed at Tecnopolis, the largest exhibition center […]


OpenPTrack (and Jetson Port) to be Showcased at GTC

Jeff Burke and Matteo Munaro will demonstrate OpenPTrack at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on April 6. Their presentation, “Real-Time Person Tracking on Jetson with OpenPTrack,” will provide an overview of OpenPTrack, real-world deployments, and the technology roadmap using the NVIDIA Jetson, for which OpenPTrack has recently been optimized.  GTC is the […]


OpenPTrack to be Presented at MW2016

UCLA REMAP researcher and UCLA GSE&IS doctoral student Randy Illum will be introducing OpenPTrack to MW2016 on April 9. Scheduled as one of the conference’s Lightning Talks, Illum will present “OpenPTrack: Body-Based Group Tracking for Informal Learning Spaces,” which will share the OpenPTrack platform and OpenPTrack projects-to-date, to generate conversation about the future of […]


Artwork Made with OpenPTrack to be Included in SIGCHI Exhibition Catalogue

Whorl, the first third-party interactive work built with OpenPTrack, has been accepted to be included in ACM CHI 2016‘s catalogue of work. An installation created by Damon Seeley, Eitan Mendelowitz, and David Glicksman in 2014, Whorl was initially installed at the UCLA Interpretive Media Laboratory‘s space in Downtown Los Angeles.  The catalogue is being prepared […]


UCLA REMAP Crowdfunding for New OpenPTrack Collaborations

UCLA REMAP has launched a campaign via UCLA’s crowdfunding platform, UCLA Spark, to raise support for three new OpenPTrack deployments and deepen the open source process. By collaborating with artists and educators not initially involved in OpenPTrack’s development, the research team will be able to expand upon efforts to make the […]


OpenPTrack at TouchDesigner Workshops West

UCLA REMAP has set up a temporary installation of OpenPTrack at Derivative‘s Los Angeles Space. The team will be showcasing OpenPTrack and its easy integration with Derivative’s TouchDesigner at TouchDesigner Workshop Los Angeles on April 30 and May 3. The deployment consists of (1) Kinect v2, (2) Kinect v1, and (3) CPUs.   (Click […]