Xsens teases wearable 3D physique sensors that will not value, will monitor an arm and a leg (video)
Once we consider full-physique movement seize, we most frequently affiliate it with film-grade gear that calls for a devoted room, odd-wanting fits and a company checking account to finance all of it. Xsens hints that we might not need to lease knowledgeable studio (or stand in entrance of a Kinect) to get full physique monitoring for private use. It is planning to point out a wearable, 3D-succesful monitoring system at CES that makes use of “shopper grade” MEMS sensors to watch joint positions and motion — in different phrases, the type of know-how which may go right into a telephone’s accelerometer, simply strapped to our legs and arms. Additional particulars are scarce, though Xsens is urgent for makes use of in every little thing from health to gaming. We might wish to see companions line up so that there is a product we will purchase in a retailer. Till then, we’ll should make do with the corporate’s skateboard-dominated teaser clip, which you will discover after the break.
Demonstration of world’s first wearable 3D physique movement monitoring system based mostly on shopper grade MEMS sensors at Worldwide CES
Xsens Presents Wearable 3D Physique Movement Monitoring IP License
Enschede, the Netherlands – December 21th 2012 – Xsens, the main innovator in 3D movement monitoring know-how and merchandise, will show the world’s first wearable 3D physique movement monitoring system based mostly on shopper grade MEMS combo sensors on the 2013 Worldwide CES in Las Vegas, USA.
As a part of a broader technique, Xsens now presents IP initially developed for skilled (B2B) purposes of 3D physique movement monitoring utilizing wearable movement trackers for mass market software within the shopper electronics business. Xsens has provided 3D physique movement monitoring know-how for Hollywood productions reminiscent of Ted, John Carter, X-Males, The Avengers and lots of extra. Job Elders, SVP of Strategic Alliances at Xsens; “Along with Xsens’ agency dedication to proceed to serve our clients in skilled motion science, movie VFX and recreation improvement, we at the moment are reaching out to companions trying to create subsequent-era shopper experiences utilizing confirmed wearable 3D physique movement monitoring know-how in sports activities, health, healthcare and gaming.”
In contrast to the primary era wearable applied sciences like counting customers steps and estimating energy, Xsens’ know-how allows correct, actual-time monitoring of physique movement. A number of wearable movement trackers, related to a smartphone, ship actual-time 3D joint angles, place and velocity. Per Slycke, CTO of Xsens; “What makes this so thrilling is you could take the evaluation to the subsequent degree. As an alternative of measuring that you’re shifting, or not, we will monitor how you progress. We will ship the info to assist the consumer perceive the movement or method, to be able to perceive how one can enhance. We’re serving to our clients to innovate and take full benefit of the facility of as we speak’s MEMS movement sensors utilizing our distinctive sensor fusion software program.”
Wearable 3D physique movement monitoring is enabling the subsequent wave of innovation in cloud-related wearable sports activities, health, healthcare and gaming sensor equipment for smartphones. Actual-time 3D physique movement knowledge allows the event of apps that may acknowledge and classify complicated motions akin to sports activities methods by digitizing your actual actions for quick suggestions and stay sharing.
Juniper Analysis, a market analyst, calls wearables ‘the subsequent sensible factor’ and estimates the market to succeed in $1.5 billion by 2014. IHS IMS Analysis estimates the wearables marketplace for infotainment, health, wellness and healthcare to succeed in $6 billion by 2016.
The know-how demonstrator could be seen from January eight to January eleven, 2013 on the Worldwide CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, USA at LVCC South Corridor 2 – MEMS TechZone sales space 25321.