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Video: Burger Face – Face Detection and Tracking Game on Nokia N900! Control the game with your face!

| February 28, 2010 | 5 Replies

The N900’s front camera is hardly ever used (Except via a mirror app)

Here’s an app that takes advantage of the front camera, but in much more creative way.

johanneskuhlmann.de has created a game that uses the N900’s front camera to track your face and translate that as controls.

As you can see in the top right corner, “Burger Face” recognizes your face, tracking its motion and uses it to control your character.

Hook it up via TV out and you’ll have an Eye-toy/Natal-esque motion gaming experience.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Wh4NuRfeU]

Move your face to catch the burgers! But make sure you avoid those knives!

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zehjotkah has also posted another video demo:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcI3mdEt8i0]

Camera for game controls = win! Nice use of face tracking.

Maybe we can have some MAIN Camera based motion control, like the ancient “Attack of the Killer Virus” and “Moorhen Camera X” on Series 60 again?

On the subject of camera face detection….I wonder if we’ll ever get face detection with front camera (and for photos) like the N86? (And also, touch focus??)

Creator: johanneskuhlmann.de

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