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ideamonk
ideamonk • Jan 9, 2009

Crazy Ideas : Motion Detection

My group of geek friends has been playing around with motion detection using matlab over a month now. Its an amazing thing to do if you got a nice webcam at home. Even started working on face recognition.
I was wondering what kind of crazy cool applications could I find to make motion detection useful in our daytoday life and make life more easier.

Some of the ideas we got after an hour of discussion are -

1. motion detection alarm for ICU patients,
2. motion detection for burglar alarms,
3. detecting violation of traffic rules using motion detection.

Got any more crazy ideas ? Add it here, anything is welcome 😀
ideamonk
ideamonk • Jan 9, 2009
Repost for CS : Motion Detection Crazy ideas invited

My group of geek friends has been playing around with motion detection using matlab over a month now. Its an amazing thing to do if you got a nice webcam at home. Even started working on face recognition.
I was wondering what kind of crazy cool applications could I find to make motion detection useful in our daytoday life and make life more easier.

Some of the ideas we got after an hour of discussion are -

1. motion detection alarm for ICU patients,
2. motion detection for burglar alarms,
3. detecting violation of traffic rules using motion detection.

Got any more crazy ideas ? Add it here, anything is welcome 😀
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Jan 9, 2009
1) Solar tracking: Well, not so crazy, but would be really useful.
2) Robotics: mimicking human action, such as movement of hands
3) Car HUD: putting position and speed data of cars and other objects that are ahead
ideamonk
ideamonk • Jan 9, 2009
Ash! thanks a lot...

Yep with Solar Tracking we woul be able to mimic sunflower's behavior and the solar panels would be able to face into sun's direction automatically. Sun would be a really discrete entity in the sky so its easy to trach too. 😀

Mimicking human motion is again amazing idea to think upon!!! Seems a little hifi from our level of experience, but the idea is really exciting me.

Again car HUD is very nice idea, we won't need anything more than a system attached to the cars which need this feature, everything else would be taken care by motion detection, analysis and AI 😀


Another crazy idea I read about right now - Catch Thy Frog - ::Fabricio Dore:: Industrial+Interaction Designer

thanks again!
ideamonk
Another crazy idea I read about right now - Catch Thy Frog - ::Fabricio Dore:: Industrial+Interaction Designer
Haha, that looks fun!
Predictor
Predictor • Mar 16, 2009
Just some thoughts on this...

ash
1) Solar tracking: Well, not so crazy, but would be really useful.
Yes, easy to do. As someone else mentioned: the Sun would normally be easy to identify in the sky. However, I would think that one should not need a Web cam and computer to do all this. The Sun's apparent motion across the sky is very well understood, and could be pre-calculated for any latitude and date very easily. Beyond that, most Sun-tracking applications are for objects which are to be pointed at the sun (for instance, solar cells). We might cut out the computer altogether by arranging a simple timing device.


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riderofrohan
riderofrohan • Mar 24, 2009
I am doing Project in motion detection. Can you send me code in Matlab for my reference to
Thank You

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