In conjunction with the 2007 ASB Conference (American Society of Biomechanics), Qualisys visited the BioMotion Laboratory at Stanford University where Chris Dyrby is lab manager. The lab currently uses an optical, marker-based ProReflex Motion Capture system. However, we are now pleased to announce that just recently the department decided to upgrade to an Oqus-system, combing marker-, and high speed video-mode cameras in one camera setup.
Introducing the Laboratory
The BioMotion Research Group is part of the Division of Biomechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. The group is staffed by researchers, clinical collaborators, post doctoral students and graduate students.
The main room of the BioMotion Lab is used to conduct gait tests. The room is approximately 24′ wide x 36′ long x 12′ high, allowing subjects to perform a variety of activities from walking and stair climbing to running and cutting.
The lab is equipped with three motion capture systems: a Qualisys marker based motion capture system and two sets of 8 color video cameras; 80 fps and 205 fps used for markerless motion capture. Two Bertec force plates capture synchronized ground force data to use in all three motion capture systems.
The Laboratory’s Mission & Goals
The primary mission of the BioMotion laboratory group is to study normal and pathological function which can be ultimately applied to the improved evaluation and treatment of disease and injury. The goals are addressed by studying normal subjects and patients with injury or disease that influence the normal function of the musculo-skeletal system.
Read more about the research projects at BioMotion Lab’s Web.