FusionKit: Multi-Kinect fusion for markerless and marker-based tracking in HCI

FusionKit is a software suite developed in the course of the the research group's participation in the INTERACT project. It aims to be a low-cost tracking system based on multiple Kinect time-of-flight cameras, which enables markerless body tracking as well as marker-based object tracking for a broad range of HCI and tracking scenarios. The toolkit is to be released as fully open source software and can be used and modified by industry, researchers and other groups interested in an easy-to-setup, affordable tracking solution.


  • (Animated) Movie Production
  • Medical Analysis (e.g. Gait Analysis)
  • Industry 4.0 (Ergonomics, Process Optimization)
  • Human-Machine Interaction (Gestural Input, Context Sensing)
  • Full Embodied Virtual Reality 
  • Arts (Dance, Music)


  • Markerless skeletal tracking
  • Marker-based object tracking
  • Fast and easy setup and calibration
  • Interfaces to common applications (Unity, MotionBuilder) and common APIs (JSON/REST, WCF)

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Michael Rietzler

Florian Geiselhart

Enrico Rukzio


Rietzler, Michael; Geiselhart, Florian; Thomas, Janek; Rukzio, Enrico FusionKit: A Generic Toolkit for Skeleton, Marker and Rigid-Body Tracking In Proc. of EICS 2016 (8th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems), Juni 2016

DOI: 10.1145/2933242.2933263

Geiselhart, Florian; Otto, Michael; Rukzio, Enrico On the use of Multi-Depth-Camera based Motion Tracking Systems in Production Planning Environments In Proc. of CIRP CMS 2015 (48th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems), Juni 2015

DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2015.12.088