While researching for a project, I’ve been searching the web lately for references to optical glyph tracking. I first learned of it while watching an episode of Prototype This. The project was to build robot boxers for a real-time match based on movements of two people who were “fake” boxing. They used glyph tracking in their system to convert their movements into robotic motions. Very cool.
Recently I found a link to a Saatchi & Saatchi website that lets you print out a special graphic so you can play with glyph tracking using your computer’s webcam. It uses a flash tool-kit called FLARToolKit which I haven’t looked into yet, but looks very promising as a starting point for playing around with the tech.