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136015 UE Motion Capture - Quantifying human motion and posture (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English



Wednesday Oct 6, 2021, 9:00-12:00
Wednesday Oct 20, 2021, 9:00-12:00
Wednesday Nov 3, 2021, 9:00-12:00
Wednesday Nov 17, 2021, 9:00-12:00
Wednesday Dec 1, 2021, 9:00-12:00
Wednesday Dec 15, 2021, 9:00-12:00
Wednesday Jan 6, 2022, 9:00-12:00

Room: 2H108 ("Schulungsraum", MotionCapture) MediaLab UZA2


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is to get to know the motion capture technology and related research possibilities in the field of humanities in theory and practice.

In the theoretical part, the history, development and technological progress of "MoCap" will be presented and discussed using the system available in the MediaLab of the faculty.

This is followed by a practical approach to the system through the application of the software QTM* and simple analyses of existing motion data. From this initial exercise, an attempt will be made to formulate research questions about actual movements or movement patterns, for which participants will then make their own recordings, depending on the situation**, which will ultimately be used to answer the research questions.

* Participants receive a limited license for the software.
** Recording own data with the system depends on the COVID-19 measures imposed over the winter.

The lecture will be accompanied by a Moodle course in which all relevant information and materials will be made available.

Good general computer skills are required to participate. Restriction: The used software QTM is only available for Windows systems, access is advantageous but not mandatory.

Assessment and permitted materials

The credit acquisition is based on the practice of scientific submissions and consists of:
+ Writing an abstract
+ Review of abstracts from other participants
+ Analysis of motion data
+ Creation of a poster with a final presentation
These must be submitted on Moodle by a deadline.
Attendance in the units is mandatory and counts towards the grade, a maximum of two unexcused absences are allowed.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Points are awarded for each submission, 50% of the maximum points are required to complete the course positively. All information about this will be announced on Moodle.

Examination topics

All contents of the units and slides are relevant for the deliveries. There is NO oral or written exam.

Reading list

Will be provided in Moodle.

Association in the course directory

S-DH (Cluster III: Theatre, Film and Media)

Last modified: Tu 28.09.2021 14:28