In this article we discuss the capability of the Xbox Kinect sensor to acquire three-dimensional motion data of multiple objects. Two experiments regarding fundamental features of Newtonian mechanics are performed to test the tracking abilities of our setup. Particular attention is paid to check and visualise the conservation of linear momentum, angular momentum and energy. In both experiments, two objects are tracked while falling in the gravitational field. The obtained data is visualised in a 3D virtual environment to help students understand the physics behind the performed experiments. The proposed experiments were analysed with a group of university students who are aspirant physics and mathematics teachers. Their comments are presented in this paper.

Multiple object, three-dimensional motion tracking using the Xbox Kinect sensor / Rosi, T.; Onorato, P.; Oss, S.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. - ISSN 0143-0807. - 38:6(2017), p. 065003. [10.1088/1361-6404/aa8183]

Multiple object, three-dimensional motion tracking using the Xbox Kinect sensor

Rosi, T.;Onorato, P.;Oss, S.
2017

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In this article we discuss the capability of the Xbox Kinect sensor to acquire three-dimensional motion data of multiple objects. Two experiments regarding fundamental features of Newtonian mechanics are performed to test the tracking abilities of our setup. Particular attention is paid to check and visualise the conservation of linear momentum, angular momentum and energy. In both experiments, two objects are tracked while falling in the gravitational field. The obtained data is visualised in a 3D virtual environment to help students understand the physics behind the performed experiments. The proposed experiments were analysed with a group of university students who are aspirant physics and mathematics teachers. Their comments are presented in this paper.
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Rosi, T.; Onorato, P.; Oss, S.
Multiple object, three-dimensional motion tracking using the Xbox Kinect sensor / Rosi, T.; Onorato, P.; Oss, S.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. - ISSN 0143-0807. - 38:6(2017), p. 065003. [10.1088/1361-6404/aa8183]
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