Kinect hacking with Processing

A project log for Individualised nasal CPAP cannula for preterm kids

Preterm infants come in lots of different sizes. Nasal CPAP cannula come in few sizes. Read on to see if we can 3D print a solution.

Ben HartmannBen Hartmann 06/15/2016 at 01:230 Comments

Have been a bit quiet on this project as the real job has taken over. But I have been doing a little. A while ago I began messing with a Kinect (V2) to attempt a low res facial scan. Although the res is not great - there is a Processing library that allows me to pretty simply grab X,Y,Z co-ords from the scan, directly in Processing and potentially feed them to the model to allow it to curve to the face. More detail to follow - and progress is slow due to limited time but it is quite cool. The screenshot below shows overlays 2 scans - one of my whole head (white points) and one (red points) of a single line across my face. I have been thinking that as the Kinect also has a RGB image feed as well I might be able to use a facial recognition library to automatically locate the position between the base of the nasal septum and the top lip. This might require a re-write in javascript (not sure there are Processing libraries that could do this) so I have also started learning p5.js a javascript library based around Processing.