Methods, Systems and Devices for Codification, Analysis and Monitoring of Motion or Motion Description and Analysis System

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Title: Methods, Systems and Devices for Codification, Analysis and Monitoring and Motion or Motion Description and Analysis System

 

Invention: The technology consists of wearable, thin, stretchable electronic systems. These wearable trackers have accelerometers and gyroscopes to capture coordinates, dimension, velocity, and acceleration data.

 

Background: In order for a motion tracking system to be practical and efficient, it is necessary that it is tiny, accurate, robust, wireless, inexpensive, does not require any mounted parts, captures position and orientation, and requires no line of sight. Inventors at the University of Arizona have developed a system and methodology that meets these criteria.

 

Applications:

  • Virtual reality
  • Sports impact indicator
  • Healthcare monitoring (vital signs, compliance, etc.)
  • Surgical equipment
  • 3D modeling

 

Advantages:

  • Self contained and requires no mounted parts
  • Does not require a line of sight (cameras, etc.)
  • Has low latency, which is the time delay between what was captured and the actual motion
  • Has little jitter, which is any interference in the output that may cause a perception of the image shaking when the tracker is still

 

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