18 years ago
I know this is a robotics ng but I was hoping you could still provide some
help as your area of expertise is really what I'm after.
I'm a 4th year interactive design student working on a project which
involves the use of sensor triggers. The triggers are used to signal the
interactivity of the target and a device (intelligent lighting, audio,
projections, and environmental control systems) but we are having huge
problems finding potential sensors that can do what we want. Ideally, we
would like to track individuals or groups through a space 90m long, 9m wide,
and 10m high (essentially a tunnel) and interact with these bodies as they
move through the space. It is a public space so the sensors need to be
mounted on the walls high enough to be out of reach or incased in a unit to
At first we looked at simple infrared beams like most retail stores use but
this would not give us the resolution required in the interactivity
elements. We ultimately want to achieve a system in which we can return to a
server system a coord (x,y) value of every body in the space. We were also
looking at using basic sensor mats on the floor but the client is not happy
with this and prefers the sensors to be largely no visible.
If anyone has any suggestions on how we can achieve this or come close even
I very much like to hear your opinions. The budget is not really a concern
at this point as the clients are willing to spend but of course there will
be a limit but fortunately they do realize what they are asking and
consequently have already considered the potential for an expensive costing
to develop this tracking system. Any help would be greatly appreciated.