Measuring Behavior using Motion Capture

F.W. Fikkert, Herman van der Kooij, Z.M. Ruttkay, H. van Welbergen

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Motion capture systems, using optical, magnetic or mechanical sensors are now widely used to record human motion. Motion capture provides us with precise measurements of human motion at a very high recording frequency and accuracy, resulting in a massive amount of movement data on several joints of the body or markers of the face. But how do we make sure that we record the right things? And how can we correctly interpret the recorded data? In this multi-disciplinary symposium, speakers from the field of biomechanics, computer animation, human computer interaction and behavior science come together to discus their methods to both record motion and to extract useful properties from the data. In these fields, the construction of human movement models from motion capture data is the focal point, although the application of such models differs per field. Such models can be used to generate and evaluate highly adaptable and believable animation on virtual characters in computer animation, to explore the details of gesture interaction in Human Computer Interaction applications, to identify patterns related to affective states or to find biomechanical properties of human movement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Measuring Behavior 2008
Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research
EditorsAndrew Spink, Mechteld Ballintijn, Natasja Bogers, Fabrizio Grieco, Leanne Loijens, Lucas Noldus, Gonny Smit, Patrick Zimmerman
Place of PublicationMaastricht, The Netherlands
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)978-90-74821-81-0
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2008
EventMeasuring Behavior 2008: 6th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research - MECC Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 26 Aug 200829 Aug 2008
Conference number: 6


ConferenceMeasuring Behavior 2008
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