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1. (WO2010084348) A MOTION CAPTURE APPARATUS
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/084348 International Application No.: PCT/GB2010/050082
Publication Date: 29.07.2010 International Filing Date: 21.01.2010
IPC:
A61B 5/11 (2006.01) ,G01C 21/00 (2006.01) ,G06F 3/01 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
103
Measuring devices for testing the shape, pattern, size or movement of the body or parts thereof, for diagnostic purposes
11
Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
C
MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
21
Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/-G01C19/104
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01
Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
Applicants:
BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY [GB/GB]; Perry Barr Birmingham West Midlands B42 2SU, GB (AllExceptUS)
GREEN, Jonathan Anthony; GB (UsOnly)
SPORTON, Gregory Charles; GB (UsOnly)
Inventors:
GREEN, Jonathan Anthony; GB
SPORTON, Gregory Charles; GB
Agent:
WITHERS & ROGERS LLP; Goldings House 2 Hays Lane London SE1 2HW, GB
Priority Data:
0901020.821.01.2009GB
Title (EN) A MOTION CAPTURE APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL DE CAPTURE DE MOUVEMENT
Abstract:
(EN) A motion capture apparatus (10) comprises a series of sensor nodes (12) connected to a transceiver hub. Each node (12) comprises a 3D accelerometer (20), a (3) axis gyroscope array 21a, b and a microprocessor (29) on one side of a double-sided PCB (18). A vibration transducer (31) is arranged on the other side of the PCB (18). A controller receives sensed data from multiple nodes enabling the relative angle between nodes to be determined periodically. The controller multiplexes between receiving sensed data from the node and activating / deactivating the transducer (31) to give the impression of simultaneous sensing and vibration without the vibration affecting the sensed data.
(FR) L'invention porte sur un appareil de capture de mouvement (10) qui comporte une série de nœuds détecteurs (12) connectés à un concentrateur émetteur-récepteur. Chaque nœud (12) comporte un accéléromètre en 3D (20), un réseau gyroscopique à (3) axes (21a, b) et un microprocesseur (29) sur un coté d'une carte de circuit imprimé double face (18). Un transducteur de vibration (31) est agencé sur l'autre côté de la carte de circuit imprimé (18). Un contrôleur reçoit des données détectées à partir de multiples nœuds, permettant à l'angle relatif entre les nœuds d'être déterminé périodiquement. Le contrôleur multiplexe entre la réception de données détectées à partir du nœud et l'activation/désactivation du transducteur (31) pour donner l'impression d'une détection et d'une vibration simultanées sans que la vibration n'ait d'incidence sur les données détectées.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP2389111US20120046901