Mixed Reality + Motion Technology

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Vangos Pterneas - Kinect MVP

Hey! I’m Vangos Pterneas, award-winning Microsoft Most Valuable Professional.

I’m running LightBuzz Inc, a US-based software agency. During the past eight years, I have been helping innovative startups, as well as Fortune-500 companies, grow using cutting-edge Motion Technology. I also love teaching and talking about Mixed Reality and Motion Analysis.

Most of you know me of my Kinect/HoloLens articles, talksbooksvideos, and open-source software.

If you’d like to work together and bring your business to the next level, just drop me a line.

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Articles & Tutorials

OpenCV with GPU CUDA support
CodeProjectComputer Vision
November 2, 2018

How to Build OpenCV for Windows with CUDA

Working in the field of Computer Vision for a decade, I have been using popular application frameworks to help me accomplish complex tasks, such as image processing, object tracking, face detection, and more. Two of these tools are OpenCV and…
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Intel RealSense D435
C#CodeProjectRealsense
October 10, 2018

Intel RealSense D415/435: Coordinate Mapping in C#

During the past few months, I have been heavily experimenting with the Intel RealSense D415 & D435 depth camera. Today, I am going to show you how to easily transform between different coordinate systems. RealSense D415/435 is a low-cost device…
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Hiring Software Developers
Business
September 25, 2018

How to Hire Great Software Developers

TL;DR In this article, I will show you how to find and hire great software developers. I'll share my step-by-step hiring guide and will also give you access to the coding tests I'm conducting during the technical interviews. The Software Developer Paradox…
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Body Tracking - Orbbec Astra Nuitrack
CodeProjectKinectMotion AnalysisOrbbec
April 30, 2018

Body Tracking using Orbbec Astra + Nuitrack (Kinect alternative)

After Microsoft announced the (not so sudden) death of Kinect, I have committed myself to providing viable alternatives for my customers and their businesses. My company has been developing motion-analysis applications for the past seven years, so I know first-hand…
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Kinect Toolkit SDK
KinectUncategorized
April 12, 2018

Kinect Legacy SDK 1.8 & 2.0

As you know, Kinect has come to an end and the industry is transitioning to new depth sensors and new body-tracking SDKs. I have committed myself and my company to develop new frameworks for the Orbbec and Intel cameras. So,…
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Kinect is dead
BusinessCodeProjectKinect
October 25, 2017

Kinect is dead! Now what?

BREAKING NEWS! Microsoft has officially killed the Kinect. Today, Alex Kipman (creator of the Kinect) and Matthew Lapsen (XBOX Marketing) announced that Microsoft will stop manufacturing the Kinect sensor. Source: Co.Design Kinect devices will be available in stores until they run out…
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Floor detection using Kinect and C#
C#CodeProjectKinect
September 10, 2017

Floor Detection using Kinect

Kinect is primarily used in Body and Face tracking applications. Few people know, though, that Kinect is an amazing sensor for detecting the floor, too! The native Kinect SDK provides us with all the information we need to accurately recognize…
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Mathematics - funny guy with calculator
C#CodeProjectKinect
May 28, 2017

Kinect Joint Rotation – The Definitive Guide

In one of my previous blog posts, I showed you how to measure joint angles using Kinect and C#. Today, we'll dive into a more complex topic: in this article, you are going to learn how to measure the orientation…
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Jump Detection Kinect Vitruvius (Cover)
KinectUnityVideos
February 28, 2017

Jump Detection using Kinect & Vitruvius

Today, I'm going to show you how to detect a jump using Kinect and Vitruvius. Jumping is one of the most challenging actions to detect. In this tutorial, you'll also learn how to measure the vertical distance between the person…
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