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Motion Tracking and Capture Technologies

October 1999

CONTENTS:
Background Articles Link Pages Research Commercial Vendors

Background Articles

VREPAR Sensing in VR
http://www.psicologia.net/pages/sensing.htm
European VR project background page on sensing/tracking technology

Link Pages

Richard Cray's Performance Animation Links
http://www.pasociety.org/perfanim
Lots of links to companies, studios, articles, etc.
Art and Magic WEB site : Motion Capture Links
http://www.art-magic.be/mocalink.htm
Game company and home of MOCA optical mocap R&D project
CVonline: Motion and Time Sequence Analysis
http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/CVonline/motion.htm
Motion section of compendium of computer vision resources

Research

US Naval PostGrad School interact Research Group
http://www.interact.nps.navy.mil
Inertial Tracking R&D
Robotics Institute: Articulated Motion Tracking
http://www.ri.cmu.edu/projects/project_38.html
1997 project on targetless optical motion capture
VISGRAF Motion Capture
http://www.visgraf.impa.br/Projects/mcapture
IMPA VISGRAF's Motion Capture project (good links)
U. North Carolina Tracker Research Group http://www.cs.unc.edu/~tracker HiBall optical tracker

Commercial Vendors

Company Products
Acoustic Positioning Systems (APR) inc.
http://www.positioning-research.com
GAMS ultrasonic large area tracker
ActiSystem
http://www.actisystem.fr
AKINATON: Optical Motion Capture
Analogus
http://www.analogus.com/indexf.html
Gypsy: Mechanical Motion Capture Suits and Accessories
Ascension Techology Corporation
http://www.ascension-tech.com/graphic.htm
Magnetic DC, Laser-based and Inertial Trackers; mocap body suits
Crossbow Technology
http://www.xbow.com
Inertial MEMS developer
Cyberscan Inc
http://www.cyberscan.com
Optical motion tracking, eye and head trackers in development
Digits N Art
http://www.DnAsoft.com
LIFEsource v2.0, combined optical mechanical resistive
FARO Technologies
http://www.faro.com
Faro Arm - Mechanical digitizer
General Reality Company
http://www.genreality.com
Cybertrack magnetic compass trackers, Imagetrack - polhemus based body suit
Intersense Inc
http://www.isense.com
Intertrax inertial tracker, IS 600 & IS 900 add ultrasonic for expanable area
Martin Lighting Director Service and Support
http://www.martin.dk/service/products/MLD.htm
Ultrasonic lighting controller using APR GAMS
Mikromak GmbH
http://www.mikromak.com
Motion Analysis Software - High-Speed Camera Systems
Motion Analysis Corporation
http://www.motionanalysis.com
ExpertVision HiRES Optical motion capture systems
Northern Digital Inc
http://www.ndigital.com
OPTOTRAK and POLARIS Optical Tracking Systems
Origin Instruments Corporation
http://www.orin.com
DynaSight Optical head tracker
Peak Performance
http://www.peakperform.com
Peak Motus optical non-real time body tracker
Polhemus
http://www.polhemus.com/stards.htm
Magnetic AC trackers and body suits
Puppet Works
http://www.puppetworks.com
Mechanical body trarckers, Inertial options
Qualisys
http://www.qualisys.com
Optical motion capture systems
Qualix Direct
http://www.qualixdirect.com
Logitech Ultrasonic tracker (Look under 3d devices)
Simulation Special Effects, LLC.
http://www.simulationfx.com/mocap.html
Body Motion Capture Harness for Ascension or Polhemus
Synapse HeadTracker 2000
http://www.synapseadaptive.com/synapse/headtracker2000.htm
IR Headtracker for cursor control
Systron Donner Inertial Division
http://www.systron.com
Inertial MEMS developer
The Character Shop
http://www.Character-Shop.com/waldo.html
The original mechanical body trackers
Vicon Motion Systems
http://www.vicon.com
Optical Motion Capture system and studios
Virtual Technologies, Inc.
http://www.virtex.com
CyberGlove hand tracker
VRDepot
http://www.vrdepot.com/vrteclg.htm
Logitech ultrasonic tracker vendor
x-ist
http://www.x-ist.de/xleftnav.htm
Mechanical Full body tracker, optical face tracker, data glove