Motion

PHYSICAL COMPUTING // DANCE // FABRICATION // RESEARCH

An exploration of DIY low-fi motion capture for live performance

Interested in developing live controllers for performance and data control, I began exploring DIY low-fi motion capture using scalable off-the-shelf components.

Using custom inertial motion capture algorithms and inverse kinematics, the incoming sensor data controls basic skeletal position info in real time.

While initially developed for the dance project OBEM, the technology was adapted for The Interactivity Salon into a wireless controller allowing an actor to manipulate projected images in real-time using natural interactions such as grabbing and moving in space.

Early prototypes of the sensors can be seen here, here, and here.

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