[whatwg] Proposal for HTML5: Motion sensing input device (Kinect, SoftKinetic, Asus Xtion)

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Wed Jun 27 04:56:39 PDT 2012

On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>wrote:

> The ability to capture sound and video from the user's devices and
> manipulate it in the page is already being exposed by the getUserMedia
> function.  Theoretically, a Kinect can provide this information.
> More advanced functionality like Kinect's depth information probably
> needs more study and experience before we start thinking about adding
> it to the language itself.

If we were going to support anything like this, I think the best approach
would be to have a new track type that getUserMedia can return in a
MediaStream, containing depth buffer data.

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