About Biomechanics and Motion Capture Laboratory
Biomechanics and Motion Capture Systems Laboratory was established in October 2020 within the scope of the TÜBİTAK BİDEB 2232 project within the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Izmir Institute of Technology. The primary purpose of the Biomechanics and Motion Capture Systems Laboratory is to create a comprehensive population data and to conduct research in line with these data.
In the 60 m2 laboratory, 1 motion capture system with optical markers (Qualisys, Göteborg, Sweden), 1 force platform (Bertec, Ohio, USA), 1 electromyography sensor set (EMG) (Delsys, Massachusetts, USA) and 1 wearable motion capture system (Rococo, Copenhagen, Denmark).
Optical Marker Motion Capture System (Qualisys, Gothenburg, Sweden):
The motion capture system with optical markers in the laboratory consists of 9 Miqus 3 cameras, reflective markers and 1 software (Qualisys Track Manager).
Markers are 14 mm in diameter and covered with reflective material. Eight of the Miqus 3 cameras in the system are used to track the reflective markers and the remaining one is used for video recording of the experiment. The cameras to be used to follow the markers are equally positioned in the laboratory, four on the right and left walls. The ninth camera, which will take video recording, is set to see the work area from the middle and fixed to the wall. There are LEDs around the lens on Miqus 3 cameras to be used in marker tracking. Infrared rays are sent to the markers through the LEDs and the necessary data is transferred to the software (Qualisys Track Manager) according to the reflection information received from the markers.
Qualisys Track Manager (QTM):
Qualisys Track Manager is a software that allows analysis of data received from markers. There are modules for certain movements in the software. These modules simplify experimental analysis and speed up the process. It also has a reporting feature. It can work with Visual3D. Data taken from QTM can be modeled and analyzed with real skeleton systems in Visual3D.
There is a force platform (Bertec FP4060-05-PT) in the laboratory. The force platform has a length of 600 mm, a height of 400 mm and a depth of 8 mm and consists of precisely designed strain gauged load transducers. The platform consists of 16 channels that receive force and moment data from three axes (x-y-z). Basically, measurements of 3 force and 3 moment components in three axes (x-y-z) are taken through 6 channels. Calibration of the force platform is made with the specified calibration matrix.
Delsys Trigno Sensor Set (EMG):
There is 1 electromyography sensor set in the laboratory. The set is designed to consist of 16 wireless sensors. Delsys Trigno Sensor Set (EMG) (Delsys, Massachusetts, USA) is a sensor set used to obtain data from the nervous system or muscular system during human movements. The Trigno sensor set is designed to support highly accurate EMG signals as well as supplementary biological feedback signals such as motion data, force signals, contact pressure events and timing and trigger information. The sensor is designed as a 9-degree of freedom inertial measurement unit consisting of a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis magnetometer, and 3-axis gyroscope.
Wearable Motion Capture System (Rococo, Copenhagen, Denmark):
There is 1 wearable motion capture system in the laboratory. Rococo Smartsuit Pro (Rococo, Copenhagen, Denmark) consists of a suit that covers the whole body. There are 19 inertia measurement sensors on the suit. Each sensor consists of a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetometer. These sensors are connected to each other by means of cables and channels opened in the clothing. There is a unit inside the suit for wireless communication with the computer. There are adhesive tapes around the sensors to fix the sensors in the relevant place. The outfit is used with the Rokoko Studio software. The data obtained can be transferred to different platforms.
We invite you to volunteer to specified projects affecting the daily life of Turkey population movements provision of data to two different motion capture system of the data obtained and used for the development of the first domestic new generation of implants. The motion capture systems to be used in the project are harmless and do not pose any health hazard.
The project will be carried out in the Biomechanics and Motion Capture Systems Laboratory established within the scope of TÜBİTAK 2232 project within the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Izmir Institute of Technology in October 2020.
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