MOTIONER is the inertial motion capture system developed for RAM. The computer captures the dancer’s movements via 18 sensors attached to the dancer’s body. In general, motion capture systems are very expensive and very accurate, or very cheap and very inaccurate. To address this problem we designed one which is relatively low in cost and fairly accurate. MOTIONER has been developed with feedback from Yoko Ando and other dancers that resulted in a light weight, low-stress, and low latency system. Because it’s an inertial system, users can attach the sensors inside or outside their clothing. Having made the creation process of MOTIONER open source, we look forward to seeing more creators adapt the system to their needs and give a birth to various other ways to use it. Special straps for the sensors were developed. The straps allow the sensors to be installed properly and flexibly, regardless of the dancer’s body shape. This makes effective measurement possible.
RAM Project: interlab.ycam.jp/en/projects/ram
Make and use MOTIONER: github.com/YCAMInterlab/RAMDanceToolkit/wiki
-Video: How to make a MOTIONER
Camera and Edited by: Richi Owaki (YCAM InterLab)
Demonstrated by: Sayano Ito
Supervision: Yoshito Onishi
Music "A43-C64-beat-140.aif" by A43 is licensed under the Creative Commons Sampling+ License.
Music "Lost Moons -=- Serious as an attack button" by Questiion is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
- Software Lisence
MOTIONER software by YCAM InterLab and Yoshito Onishi is licensed under the Apache License, Version2.0
Copyright 2012-2013 YCAM InterLab, Yoshito Onishi
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- License for Arduino, Processing sketch and mbed code
Copyright 2012-2013 YCAMInterLab and Yoshito Onishi
MOTIONER Arduino sketch and mbed code by YCAM InterLab and Yoshito Onishi are licensed under
the GNU GPL(General Public License) v3.0
- Hardware License
MOTIONER hardware by YCAM InterLab, Yoshito Onishi is licensed under a Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at github.com/YCAMInterlab/MOTIONER.
- Credits for YCAM InterLab + Yoko Ando Joint Research and Development Project
"Reactor for Awareness in Motion (RAM)"
Research and Development: Takayuki Ito (YCAM InterLab), Richi Owaki (YCAM InterLab),
Yoko Ando (The Forsythe Company), Yoshito Onishi, Satoru Higa, Motoi Shimizu, Kyle McDonald,
Akiko Takeshita (YCAM), Naoko Shiomi(YCAM)