Schema for Motion Capture Data Management
Paper in proceedings, 2011

A unified database platform capable of storing both motion captured data and information about these motions (metadata) is described. The platform stores large motion captured data in order to be used by different applications for searching, comparing, analyzing and updating existing motions. The platform is intended to be used to choose a realistic motion in simulation of production lines. It is capable of supporting and handling different motion formats, various skeleton types and distinctive body regions in a uniform data model. Extended annotating system is also introduced to mark the captured data not only in the time domain (temporal) but also on different body regions (spatial). To utilize the platform, sample tests are performed to prove the functionality. Several motion captured data is uploaded to the database while MATLAB is used to access the data, ergonomically analyze the motions based on OWAS standard, and add the results to the database by automatic tagging of the postures.

Digital Human Modeling

Computerized Ergonomic Analysis

Virtual Production Systems

Motion Capture Database


Ali Keyvani

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Henrik Johansson

University West

Mikael Ericsson

University West

Dan Lämkull

Volvo Cars

Roland Örtengren

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

03029743 (ISSN) 16113349 (eISSN)

Vol. 6777 99-108
978-3-642-21798-2 (ISBN)

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