Jared Stein


OpenPTrack V2 at Laboratorio de Interactividad Corporal

OpenPTrack is now being used for the ongoing Laboratorio de Interactividad Corporal (the Body Interactivity Laboratory) at cheLA in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Lab got underway this past February, and is developing three new performance pieces that “explore concepts, implications and technologies of physical tracking and augmented reality,” particularly, “as they concern the […]


OPT Object Tracking with YOLO

As part of the V2 Gnocchi update, OpenPTrack now uses the open source software YOLO V2 for object tracking alongside person tracking and its new pose recognition capabilities. YOLO can track many everyday objects off-the-shelf, and can also be trained to track newly introduced objects. It is already being used by UCLA and Indiana University STEP research teams, who […]


Body-Based Drawing with OpenPTrack

UCLA REMAP researcher/GSE&IS PhD student Randy Illum led 36 elementary school students in body-based art-making exercises enabled by OpenPTrack. The project was conducted over three Fridays in March 2017 at UCLA Lab School. It investigated collaboration between students using a digital body-based drawing program compared to sharpie markers. Working in groups of six, the students developed ideas for […]


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, […]


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 at MW2016

UCLA REMAP researcher and UCLA GSE&IS doctoral student Randy Illum presented OpenPTrack to MW2016 on April 9. One of the conference’s Lightning Talks, Illum’s “OpenPTrack: Body-Based Group Tracking for Informal Learning Spaces” introduced the OpenPTrack platform and OpenPTrack projects-to-date, to generate conversation about the future of body-based interaction and visitor engagement (at museums […]


OpenPTrack Installed at cheLA in Buenos Aires, Argentina

OpenPTrack has been installed at cheLA in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A center for the interpretive merging of arts, culture, technology and community, cheLA is a long-time partner of UCLA REMAP. Their continued collaboration and this semi-permanent deployment equips educators, researchers, designers, and artists working across disciplines with an interface for body-based, human-computer interaction. UCLA REMAP Executive Director Jeff Burke presented […]


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 […]


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 […]


OpenPTrack Being Optimized for NVIDIA Jetson

UCLA REMAP and Open Perception are porting OpenPTrack to operate on the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 and TX1. Both UCLA and the University of Padova are performing integration and performance testing on these platforms.  Compact and with a low per-unit cost, the platform will make an OpenPTrack system more affordable and […]