Motion Capture is the technique of digitizing the movement of humans, animals, or objects. Various methods have been proposed to capture body movement, and our method operates via optical method. Most current products offer a package combining proprietary, interwoven hardware and software. Our aim is to develop software that can be used with different type of cameras, thus offering greater freedom to the user.
Optical Motion Capture (OMC) uses several cameras to record a subject from different angles. These different views are used to generate a 3D reconstruction of the subject. Recording body movement can be performed by using a number of markers (marker-based), or without any markers (marker-less). In marker-based OMC, a number of reflective markers are placed on the body. The position of these markers is tracked and a 3D model of body movement is obtained. In marker-less OMC, complex information processing algorithms are need to reconstruct the entire 3D body of the studied object.
Machine vision cameras (at least 2) which strike a balance between high resolution images and fast shutter speeds.
A software application that calibrate cameras and reconstructs a 3D model of the studied object.