Culture


OpenPTrack provides scalable, multi-camera person tracking,
enabling many people to be tracked over large areas in real time.

It is designed for applications in education, arts, and culture,
as a starting point for exploring group interaction with digital environments.

Compare it with other technologies.

Read our overview of how OpenPTrack works for more details.


Culture: Moving from personal to collaborative interfaces

OpenPTrack serves creators of cultural experiences by providing a powerful, accessible system to enable body-based interactions by groups of people. Exhibits—in museums, galleries and other public spaces—can use OpenPTrack to engage groups of visitors and facilitate new types of embodied relationships to the works themselves.

UCLA REMAP is using OpenPTrack to develop prototype interpretive exhibits for the Los Angeles State Historic Park Welcome Pavilion. A full-sized mockup of the Pavilion is installed in the Downtown Los Angeles space of the Interpretive Media Laboratory (IMLab), a joint initiative of REMAP and California State Parks. IMLab’s plans for the new Welcome Pavilion include a large daylight-readable touchscreen display for interactive, community-created exhibits and informal learning projects. With OpenPTrack as the primary interface for embodied interactions, the objective is to generate meaningful, resonant interpretive experiences connecting visitors to the site and its history. Since 2015, students in UCLA TFT‘s Interactive Digital Media concentration have been using OpenPTrack to build their thesis projects, developed as prototypes for the Park.  

To use OpenPTrack in your own cultural projects, visit the Users page. To contribute to the OpenPTrack codebase, visit the Contributors page.