Kinect not Detecting while lying on floor...

Category: kinect for windows v1 sdk


Hathwar on Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:48:42

We are developing some medical application for which the person should be tracked lying on bed, but kinect is not recognizing the person while he is on floor...
Please give me a solution for this soon..


Carmine Si - MSFT on Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:09:16

Skeletal Tracking(ST) with Kinect for Windows is trained with data based on users that are standing and facing the camera. With the amount of noise and resolution, it is sometimes difficult to get enough definition around the person and those objects they may be attached to. Lying on a bed, or standing against a wall there isn't enough separation to quickly determine where the edges of the person might end and where the wall begins. As such, ST will not lock on to a user in these scenarios.

Instead of using ST, you my be best served by doing your own blob detection on the depth data. From there you can determine a better mask that fits your requirements.

Gabriel Crespí Serra on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:39:41


I'm having the exact same problem with a medical aplicaiton on kinect. It does not track the person on the bed.

Did you come up with any solution for that? Any help will be really appreciated.

Thank you very much