Tuesday, September 24, 2013

motion tracking

I visited some labs that belong to researchers in Health Sciences Industrial Engineering at UWM last Friday. One of the labs had a full motion capture setup with force sensors in the floor. They showed some of the research that they have been doing with children who use walkers and crutches. They measure the force that these various devices put on joints and record the movement of a patient as they walk across the floor. They are also capturing slipping and falls as they relate to climbing a ladder and heal contact slips. They mentioned that the software they use is quite expensive as it is the same software used by special effects companies. One of the other labs that I visited had a portable motion tracking setup that looked good for portability. I took some pics of various posters and items that were located in or around the labs. It was an interesting visit.

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