Alternative camera tracking systems: Asus Xtion Pro and

Asus have an alternative to Kinect One and Playstation 4 cameras:

Also for mobile devices especially iPAD

While the Structure Sensor has been carefully designed to work exceptionally well with iOS devices, it has also been designed to work with a wide range of other devices and platforms, including Android devices, and Windows, OS X and Android laptop and desktop PCs.

To use the Structure Sensor with any of these alternative platforms, you will need the USB Hacker Cable as well as OpenNI 2 drivers, which can be downloaded on our OpenNI 2 page. More information on using the Structure Sensor with OpenNI 2 drivers can be found in the Structure Sensor and SDK Forums

OpenNI, not sure if it is actively developed. Refer:

After the acquisition of PrimeSense by Apple, it was announced that the website would be shut down on April 23, 2014.[7] Immediately after the shutdown, organizations that used OpenNI subsequently preserved documentation and binaries for future use, such as the page at


Professor Erik Champion is an Honorary Research Professor at ANU, Honorary Research Fellow at UWA and Emeritus Professor, Curtin University. He is currently a chief investigator for 1 ARDC Grant, and 4 Australian Research Council grants:
2020-2023 ARC Linkage Photogrammetric Reconstruction for Underwater Virtual Heritage Experiences:
2020-2021 ARC LIEF Time-layered cultural map of Australia:
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3 replies on “Alternative camera tracking systems: Asus Xtion Pro and”

Which is technical better? Asus Xtion Pro (“Live”?) or “Kinect One”
For 3D-Scanning, whole body “stickman” recognition (with a IR dot field?) etc..

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