The Human Motion Interactive Cell is a research facility equipped with cameras and other sensors designed to precisely capture human motion (mocap) during activities of daily living and athletics.
The HMiLab is equipped with a high-speed 12-camera motion analysis system that accurately track 3-dimensional locations of reflective markers to sub-millimeter accuracy at up to 100 samples per second. Motion capture uses cameras 2-dimensional images, combined to create a 3-dimensional approximation of where the object actually is located. This concept is the corner stone of labs studying human motion.
In addition to a high-speed 3-dimensional camera system, the HMiLab utilizes wearable sensors. Recent advances in low-cost sensors and electronics have opened new doors to expanding the analysis of human motion. We are developing low-cost sensors to measure everything from knee rotation when climbing stairs to elbow flexion in the workspace.