Author Archives : Randy Illum


Arranging Gardens and Sending Bees to Flowers with OPT Gnocchi

Indiana University researchers used OpenPTrack’s new object tracking and pose recognition this past spring to help first and second graders learn about the complex system of honeybee foraging. Dr. Joshua Danish from the Learning Sciences program led the research team, as part of the NSF-funded Promoting Learning through Annotation of Embodiment (PLAE) project, which engages students in embodied sociodramatic play. While being taught by their […]

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OPT V2 Gnocchi Code Available!

The OpenPTrack team is excited to announce the release of OPT V2 (Gnocchi). The code can be found on the OPT V2 Github page, and provides new, fundamental features (GPU acceleration required): Object Tracking. For the first time, OpenPTrack will track objects in addition to the human body. V2 will add the capability to track objects […]


PLAE with OpenPTrack in Indiana

A team of Indiana University researchers are using OpenPTrack to develop body-based cyberlearning tools in conjunction with Bloomington area elementary schools. The partnership aims to engage students in embodied sociodramatic play in physically interactive educational spaces, to help them learn about complex science phenomena. The collaboration’s installation supports the NSF-funded Promoting Learning through Annotation of Embodiment (PLAE) project led by Dr. […]


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OpenPTrack at InterpTech 2016

OpenPTrack was showcased at InterpTech 2016, a three-day conference organized by the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) and California State Parks. Held April 24-27 in Pacific Grove, California, the program focused on the application and implementation of innovative technology for interpretive projects. On April 25, Zoe Sandoval, Jeff Burke and Taylor Fitz-Gibbon presented Community, Creativity, and Technology: The Interpretive Media […]


OpenPTrack at GTC

Jeff Burke and Matteo Munaro presented OpenPTrack at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on April 6. Their presentation, “Real-Time Person Tracking on Jetson with OpenPTrack,” included an overview of OpenPTrack and real-world deployments in the arts, culture and education, a demonstration, and the technology roadmap using the NVIDIA Jetson, for which OpenPTrack has recently been optimized. GTC is the largest annual event for […]

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REMAP's Fabian Wagmister, Randy Illum, and Zoe Sandoval demonstrating OpenPTrack.

OpenPTrack Featured at UCLA Parents’ Weekend

On Saturday, October 31, OpenPTrack was showcased as part of UCLA Parents’ Weekend. Selected as this year’s annual Faculty Presentation in UCLA’s Royce Hall, “REMAP: At the Intersection of Art and Technology” introduced the ongoing research of UCLA REMAP and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to visiting family members, including the development and application of OpenPTrack.  Led by […]


OpenPTrack at Choreographic Coding Lab

OpenPTrack was included in Motion Bank‘s Choreographic Coding Lab (CCL) #5, which took place at the UCLA Department of Art‘s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center September 15-19, 2015. Attended by choreographers, dancers, media artists and researchers exploring the intersection of interpretive technology and body-based expression, CCL included OpenPTrack as a platform for experimentation. The OpenPTrack system deployed at CCL […]