Get Started with Intel® RealSense™ Touchless Control Software

Getting Started with Intel® RealSense™ Touchless Control Software

What’s required

  • Intel® RealSense™ depth camera D435
  • Monitor
  • A fixture to mount the camera above the monitor
  • PC / Tablet with Windows 10, USB3 port, and mouse/keyboard
  • Order Intel® RealSense™ Touchless Control Software at https://store.intelrealsense.com. You should receive a product key and link to download the software via email.
  • A local user account on your windows system with administrator privilege

Connecting the monitor

Connect the monitor to the PC. If multiple monitors are connected, make sure the target monitor is configured as main display in Windows OS Settings -> System -> Display.

Connecting the depth camera

Using a USB-C cable connect your depth camera to the PC.

Mount camera above the monitor

  • Mount the camera on a fixture
  • Position the camera horizontally with its baseline parallel to the screen's top edge
  • Align the camera's left sensor horizontally with the middle of the screen's top edge
  • Tilt the camera forward about 30 degrees (for D435) so the monitor will not be in the camera's vertical field of view
  • Move the camera vertically so the distance between the camera and top of the screen is high enough to cover the entire screen in the camera’s horizontal field of view (see Figure 1).
  • Figure 2 illustrates the overall camera's position based on the display orientation. For details, please refer to the Intel® RealSense™ Touchless Control Software User’s Guide.
TCS Getting Started - figure 1

Figure 1 - Overview of Camera Position

TCS Getting Started - figure 1
TCS Getting Started - figure 2

Figure 2 - Camera position front view with monitor in landscape orientation

TCS Getting Started - figure 2
TCS Getting Started - figure 3

Figure 3 - Camera position front view with monitor in portrait orientation

TCS Getting Started - figure 3
TCS Getting Started - figure 4

Figure 4 - Camera position Side View with monitor in landscape or portrait orientation

TCS Getting Started - figure 4

Installing Intel® RealSense™ Touchless Control Software

  • Download the TCS installer from the Download software link provided in the email with the subject Software product key for your order #xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Run the installer to install the software
  • Launch TCS application by clicking the shortcut on desktop

Activating TCS license

TCS Getting Started - Activate

Click the Activate button to activate the camera’s license.

TCS Getting Started - Activate

Configuring and calibrating TCS

TCS Getting Started - Setup

Once the license is activated, the application creates a default configuration according to the detected camera’s and monitor’s parameters.

TCS Getting Started - Setup
TCS Getting Started - Calibrate 1

Setup and calibrate: Virtual touch plane calibrated

TCS Getting Started - Calibrate 1
TCS Getting Started - Calibrate 2

Setup and calibrate: Touchless Control fine tuning and trouble shooting views

TCS Getting Started - Calibrate 2

Running and testing TCS

  • Make sure the TCS service is enabled. Enable by clicking the Start button.
  • Click the “Close” button at top right corner of the application window will hide the app into the system tray at the lower right corner of the desktop
  • Anytime, Enable Touchless Control option can enable/disable the service, and the application window can be brought up again through Control Panel in TCS tray menu

TCS Getting Started - Running and Testing 1

 

  • Verify TCS by pointing finger to buttons on screen and click. The calculator application may be used as a simple test.
  • The Quit option on tray menu shuts down the TCS service and exits from the application.

TCS Getting Started - Running and Testing 2

Documentation

We have created a documentation portal to help you get started. For installation and setup details, please refer to the Intel® RealSense™ Touchless Control Software User’s Guide.

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