Motion Detection Navigation Idea (The Beginning)

So, my wife is working on an installation piece for a local gallery and got me digging into the concept of Flash web cam motion detection. I really liked the looks of the motion detection script posted over at the Soulwire blog and started tinkering with it. The early results are posted below. Of course it requires web cam access. After allowing it, slowly wave your hand left and right in front of the camera.

The bad thing about web cam motion detection is it really varies wildly according to ambient settings (lighting, background commotion, etc). So if you’re getting bad results, you can use the sliders in the bottom left to try fine tuning the detector’s sensitivity (the top slider adjusts brightness, while the bottom adjusts the minimum area of detection).

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Don’t know how useful it might be, but it’s fun to muck around with. And, of course, this nav experiment has nothing to do with the wife’s project, but that’ll come in due time…