I am looking for a stable solution for a museum installation using Kinect 1414 for xbox 360 on a 2011 MacBookPro (USB 2). The installation is already set-up and uses 3 x detection areas in Ni Mate, OpenNi, User detection, however, this could be reduced to one detection area. Sending OSC messages to a ToikaTronix Isadora patch. Ni Mate operates as expected for some time - perhaps 30 minutes and then crashes. The camera does not automatically restart when relaunching Ni mate and I have to physically disconnect the camera from the adaptor before NiMate will run the kinect again. I need a solution that I can leave for museum staff to operate and having to access cables to reset the kinect tracking data is a real pain.
The Kinect is attached to one USB port and a second USB port is used for a USB2 hub that is running a serial data connection to an Arduino micro and a second USB in the hub connected to a Matrox TH2Go.
Could there be too much power load on the USB bus with this configuration? Does the Kinect or Kinect adaptor draw power through the USB bus?
Any advice to get a longer running time ie: 3 - 4 hours unattended, would be appreciated.