Motion Capture Tech May Help Vets Diagnose Lameness

Posted: 22nd June 2020

Researchers at the University of Bath have created motion capture technology that may help vets diagnose and monitor lameness in patients in the near future.

The computer scientists from CAMERA- the university’s motion capture department, captured 3D movement using a single RGBD camera from 14 different dog breeds wearing specially designed dog motion capture suits. The recorded data was then used to create a computer model that can accurately replicate the movement of dogs not wearing a suit.

This is the first time that a single camera has been used for motion capture and is much more affordable than the traditional methods of using multiple cameras. The technology has already been used to study the movement in a variety of species including horses, lions, cats and gorillas, with the hope of extending the data to make the results more accurate.

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