PCL Developers blog

All blog posts for Pat Marion

Point cloud streaming to mobile devices with real-time visualization
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The following video demonstrates point cloud streaming to mobile devices with real-time visualization. The point clouds are streamed from a desktop server to mobile devices over wi-fi and 4G networks. Point clouds are captured using the PCL OpenNI grabber with a Microsoft Kinect sensor. Visualization on the mobile devices is performed inside KiwiViewer using the VES and Kiwi mobile visualization framework.

The rendering frame rate is decoupled from the streaming rate. In the video, the app streams roughly ten clouds per second. In a follow up blog post I’ll describe the implementation of the current code and list future development goals. In the meantime, you can reach me on the PCL developers mailing list or the VES mailing list. For more information about VES and Kiwi, the mobile visualization framework used in the demonstration please see the VES wiki page

point cloud streaming app on mobile phone