2DM: Required Hardware

The software requires a PC running 64-Bit Windows 10 with a USB3.0 port. It must be capable of running DirectX 11 graphics to be able to use a Kinect. The framerate will be limited if the computer is not sufficiently powerful - we recommend a minimum specification of Intel Core I5 (or equivalent), with 4GB RAM and a dedicated Graphics Card (preferably Nvidia GTX level or equivalent) that supports OpenCL. A minimum of 10Gb space on the Hard Drive and a solid state hard drive is also recommended for saving video quickly (when this feature is added).

The official Kinect requirements are listed here.

The Kinect has certain requirements around USB controllers and other components. To check whether your system meets the recommended Microsoft specification you can download and run the Kinect Verification Tool. Note that it is not always necessary to meet all of the requirements (all of our test computers miss on the USB control category but have no issues using the system).


You will need to purchase the Microsoft Kinect for XBOX One either directly from Microsoft or from an electronics store (not possible in every country). Note that you must also purchase the “Adaptor for Windows” as it is not a standard part of the Kinect.

Other Hardware

The markers used in the 2D Motion system are 25mm diameter retro reflectors.  You will be supplied with a pack once payment is received. You can resupply by contacting us.

You may choose to try markers from other sources. The key specs are:

  • 25mm (1 inch)
  • Retro reflective
  • As flexible as possible

We have tested these ones from Nightgear - they work from a technical perspective but from a practical perspective they are very stiff and thus likely to detach from the rider more easily.

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