Omek Beckon is now available on the BeagleBoard-xM, a low-cost board based on the Texas Instruments DM3730 SoC. Omek Beckon BeagleBoard-xM Edition includes a development system that runs on a PC running Ubuntu, and a runtime image of the Beckon engine that runs under Ångstrom on the BeagleBoard-xM, primarily running on the DSP included in the DM3730 SoC. Developers can run their gesture-enabled applications directly on the ARM processor that is part of the same SoC, or use Beckon’s NetServer to run gesture recognition on the BeagleBoard-xM, controlling applications running on a different computer on the network.
The combination of Omek Beckon and the BeagleBoard-xM provides developers with a low-cost solution for adding gesture recognition to devices using embedded processors, and is an ideal solution for educators and independent developers looking to research or experiment with gesture recognition.
Beckon for BeagleBoard-xM Features
Beckon BeagleBoard-xM Edition includes the Beckon engine, the Beckon API, tools and utilities to assist in development, and detailed documentation to help you get up and running more quickly. Beckon BeagleBoard-xM Edition features two modes for users to develop, an “upper-body” mode which tracks 15 joints and a “full-body” mode which tracks 23 joints. Beckon, BeagleBoard-xM Edition also includes the Beckon NetServer sample code, which demonstrates how to use the Beckon gesture engine over the network.
Beckon BeagleBoard-xM Edition supports sensors from PrimeSense, ASUS, Panasonic, and Microsoft.
Beckon is also available on Windows.