ViewFinder: Supporting the installation and reconfiguration of multi-camera motion capture systems with a mobile application
Paper in proceedings, 2017

We present ViewFinder, a cross-platform mobile application to support the installation and reconfiguration of marker-based motion capture systems with multiple cameras. ViewFinder addresses a common issue when installing or reconfiguring motion capture systems: that system components such as cameras and the host computer can be physically separate and/or difficult to reach, requiring personnel to maneuver between them frequently and laboriously. ViewFinder allows setup technicians or end-users to visualize the output of each camera in the system in a variety of ways in real time, on a smartphone or tablet, while also providing a means to make adjustments to system parameters such as exposure or marker thresholds on the fly. The app has been designed and evaluated through a process observing user-centered design principles, and effectively reduces the amount of work involved in installing and reconfiguring motion capture systems.


Motion capture

Remote feedback


Mehmet Aydn Bayta

Qualisys AB

Koç University

Emmanuel Batis

Student at Chalmers

Mathias Bylund

Student at Chalmers

Damla Cay

Koç University

Asm Evren Yanta

Koç University

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Vol. Part F132882 465-471

16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2017
Stuttgart, Germany,

Subject Categories

Embedded Systems

Computer Science

Computer Systems



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