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The mobile mocap studio

How can you capture motion out in the field? Watch Professor Kristian Nymoen demonstrate a mobile motion capture system.

How can you capture motion out in the field? Kristian Nymoen is demonstrating a mobile motion capture system.

Motion capture technology is not only confined to advanced motion capture laboratories. Several portable solutions exist for doing motion capture. Most of these are based on inertial sensing technologies, namely accelerometers and gyroscopes. Most modern mobile phones contain such sensors. More specialised systems for mobile motion capture also exist, such as the Xsens suit which is shown in this video.

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