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Motion Capture System Prototype [12 sensors and maya client]

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Uploaded on Nov 8, 2007

This is a motion capture system prototype, which uses flexible optic-mechanics sensors (patent pending).
These sensors are very cheap and easy to construct. Connection with the computer via USB, or networked (wireless). The system is light, robust, and ergonomic.

In the video you can see about 12 sensors on a glove. Each sensor measure the flexion of each joint in my hand, the information is collected for the device in the white box and sent to the computer via USB. In to the computer my program checks the value reported for each sensor and shows them in a graphical window using some markers (left).At the same time the information is sent to an other program using a socket based connection. In this case the receptor is Maya (right window), the data captured from my hand is mapped to the virtual one.
The first markers at the left of the screen represent the state of the joints of my hand. You can appreciate the smoothness of the movement in the hand representation, even without filtering data.

During the video you can see the position of my fingers when I take the mouse to move the cursor.

This video shows that the system is capable of send information about many sensors to a variety of software such as Maya.

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