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Project PERCEPTION NEURON- A Motion Capture System Now in Kickstarter

Project PERCEPTION NEURON- A Motion Capture System Now in Kickstarter

Motion capture technology is not a new technology but it hasn’t yet become popular as it is cost-prohibitive and burdensome for the general mass market. However, now with Project PERCEPTION NEURON, a cost effective and adaptive motion capture system will be available to the people. One of the world’s smallest IMU has been used to create this system. It is a full-body motion capture system and its wireless. The system has been designed to let the wearers have an unbelievable experience in the virtual world. Currently the project is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds.

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PERCEPTION NEURON

With this wireless system wearers can easily move around. You just need to link it with your Wi-Fi router and you are ready to go. A 9 axis IMU has been used which is the size of a finger nail and does all the on-board calculation. There are different applications of this system in the field of game interaction, sport analysis, virtual reality, VFX, real-time stage performance, medical analysis and more.

Here is a brief overview of the applications of PERCEPTION NEURON:

  • Virtual Reality/ Game Interaction

There is smooth incorporation with HMD and with open source game engine demonstrations. A gesture control library is included in the system. Wearers will feel that they are present in the virtual world.

  • VFX

The system supports motion recording and replaying. It supports BVH and FBX format output which is supported for MotionBuilder, Maya, Blender, etc.

  • Stage Performance

Wireless data transmission is carried out and the data stream output is done in real-time.

  • Sport /Medical Analysis

With this system, position, orientation, gyro data flow and other related information can be obtained in real-time. If the wearers want to go for data plotting and recording or comparison, they can use the free data visualizer.

Kickstarter Campaign

Right now Project PERCEPTION NEURON is running a crowdsourcing campaign on Kickstarter. The campaign had started from 9th August, 2014 and will continue till 13th September, 2014, for a period of 35 days. The funding goal is $250,000 and at the time of writing $134,189 has been raised with a total of 399 backers. The minimum pledge amount is $1 and maximum is $8000 or more. Relevant rewards will be given to people who pledge $25 or more.

So, if you are interested in this motion capture system, you can pledge your fund today and get rewarded.

What about you?

Do you think this project will give users a different experience? Are you going to pledge funds for this Kickstarter campaign? Share your insights in the comments below.

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