Perception Neuron Extends its Motion Capture Technology for Sports Professionals and Doctors

By CIOReview | Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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MIAMI, FL: Perception Neuron- the wireless motion capture system and a division of Noitom which develops sensor based technologies and their application in a variety of fields and industries declares the availability of its motion capture technologyfor sports professionals to train clients more accurately and for doctors to treat patients living with physiological ailments.

Initially Noitom released Perception MOCAPTM product line,a wireless motion capture system based on inertial sensorsfor visual effects and gaming industry.  Motion Capture is the process of translating human movement into other mediums and can be utilized in robotics, military, sports analysis and medical application.

Based on an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), Perception Neuron offers small, adaptive and affordable motion capture technology comprising3-axis GYROSCOPE, 3-axis ACCELEROMETER and 3-axis MAGNETOMETER. It is embedded with data fusion, human body dynamics and physical engine algorithms delivering smooth motion with less latency. The system streams data to a connected ‘HUB’ where data can be transferred to a computer through WIFI or USB or via recorded onboard using the built-in micro-SD slot.

Perception Neuron operates with up to 32 individual neuron sensors that can be placed on the body using body or finger straps. Now the company’s focus to promote and extend their motion capture technology for the functions of sports professionals and doctors will enhance these industries capability to come up with new techniques and treatments.

“By putting this type of tool in the hands of educators, as well as people in the sports and medical fields, we are truly providing a vehicle for them to expand the horizons of their students, clients and patients. They can use this technology to improve lives,” says Roch Nakajima, Americas Marketing Director.

By leveraging Neuron’s series of straps which hold the sensors in place and attach securely to the major parts of the body,coaches and personal trainers can track individual physical progress, develop training techniques and simulate plays. The 3D motion information capture feature can be used by doctors and therapists for physical therapy, rehabilitation, visualization techniques in psychology and assisting in treatments for movement disorders such as cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease.