Reverse Parking Aid Using libfreenect and OpenCVPublished by admin on Wed, 01/02/2012 - 10:26am
Another innovative and praticle use of the Kinect depth sensing capabilities is proudly on display for this latest hack which involves using the device as a parking aid. Once only available as a premium feature in some vehicles, this clever application uses the Kinect along with a few open source solutions such as OpenCV, Ubuntu and Libfreenect to pull it all off.
The Kinect is attached underneath the car with a part of the bumper removed in order to use the sensor effectively. A console is then mounted on the inside of the car that displays both RGB info along with a depth view that is able to warn the driver when they are too close to an object.
Check out the video to see the demo in action!