Low-cost real-time motion capturing system using inertial measurement units
Human movement modeling - also referred to as motion-capture - is a rapidly expanding field of interest for medical rehabilitation, sports training, and entertainment. Motion capture devices are used to provide a virtual 3-dimensional reconstruction of human physical activities - employing either optical or inertial sensors. Utilizing inertial measurement units and digital signal processing techniques offers a better alternative in terms of portability and immunity to visual perturbations when compared to conventional optical solutions.
In this paper, a cable-free, low-cost motion-capture solution based on inertial measurement units is proposed. The goal of the proposed solution is to apply motion capture to the fields that, because of cost problems, did not take enough benefit of such technology. An example, for instance, could be a gym. According to this goal, the necessary requirement for the proposed system is to be low-cost. Therefore, all the considerations and all the solutions provided in this work have been done according to this main requirement.
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