Site visit to LJMU Motion Capture Lab

28 February 2008

Tour at 6:30pm.

LJMU Motion Capture Lab


In the last decades, motion capture has evolved dramatically, ranging from frame-by-frame digitization for 2D stick animations in the 80s and early 90s, to full-body real-time 3D motion capturing. The Movement Function Research Laboratory at LJMU houses a motion capture system that is incorporated in a virtual reality environment.

This facility allows the whole body to interact with the environment in a dynamic way, and is a unique facility for applications in the context of clinical and fundamental research into human movement function. However, human motion capture has many possible applications beyond that.

The demonstration is intended to show the strength of full body motion capture and human interaction with a virtual environment. First, the technical possibilities of the different components of the system will be demonstrated. Second, interaction of real-time full-body motion capture with a virtual environment will be demonstrated.