Vicon Transforms Biomechanics Teaching

Capture.U embeds inertial technology in further education, delivering enhanced learning outcomes

OXFORD, UK — Vicon, the world leader in motion capture, has released a significant update to its motion analysis mobile app, Capture.U 1.4, to cater for the growing demand from the biomechanics community for support in applying inertial technology to their research and studies.

The free Capture.U 1.4 app is available with Vicon’s Blue Trident inertial sensors and offers a new educational toolkit to help users both teach and learn the fundamentals of Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) and their applications in human movement science.

The new mode is aptly named Learn and consists of two components: Education and Practice.

  • Education teaches the fundamentals of inertial technology and works to build upon that knowledge.
  • Practice helps apply this knowledge by engaging the user to perform specific movements (such as squats, bicep curls and shoulder raises), then guiding the user in analysing and interpreting the data captured.

 

All this content is presented in easy-to-use modules which combine interactive exercises with helpful walkthrough animations.

With the release of Capture.U 1.4, Vicon is offering an accessible and practical way to learn about IMUs. For universities and schools, it provides a means to develop upon the theory-based applied learning model as students will learn by using the sensors by applying them to human movements. For the physiotherapist or athletic trainer, it can be the springboard to taking objective, dynamic measurements of patients or athletes in their natural environment. All prospective users of IMUs, regardless of application, will appreciate the interactive manner in which the content is presented and will find it easier to use inertial in their research or studies.

“We’ve seen an increasing demand for more tools and resources that can help users of all technical backgrounds better understand what is still a relatively novel technology. Long gone are the days when IMUs were only of interest to high-level engineers — IMUs are more prominent in monitoring human movement and we need resources on them to reflect that,” said Felix Tsui, Vicon’s Life Sciences Product Manager (America). “This latest development of the app makes it much simpler for users to not only understand the type of data being captured by IMUs but also to learn how they can analyse that data to interpret human movements.”

The Capture.U iOS app and Blue Trident sensors are available now.

Blue Trident also integrates with Vicon’s Life Sciences software, Nexus, so inertial data can be precisely aligned and synchronised with the optical motion capture world.

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About Vicon 

Established in 1984, Vicon is an award-winning, leading provider of tailored motion capture systems for the life sciences, media and entertainment, location-based virtual reality and engineering industries.

Through Vicon’s premium motion capture technology, the company is able to analyse and enhance the potential for human motion for the benefit of all.

Vicon is a subsidiary of Oxford Metrics (AIM: OMG), the international software company servicing government, life sciences, entertainment and engineering markets and Yotta, a provider of software and services for infrastructure asset management.

In 2017, Vicon acquired New Zealand based wearables company, IMeasureU to accelerate its Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) product offering to enable researchers, coaches and elite athletes to benefit from data-driven performance insights. In 2021, Vicon acquired CONTEMPLAS. Based in Germany, the company is a leader in the field of video-based markerless motion tracking and analysis for life sciences.

Vicon is currently working with a large range of global clients, including Europa Park, CCIXR, Dreamscape, VR Arcade, The University of Southampton, Stanford Hall, Loughborough University, UC Berkeley, TU Dortmund, Framestore, The Imaginarium, Sony, Dreamworks, EA and many more.

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