LabDesignAR
Motion Capture Configuration in Augmented Reality

year
2017
discipline
interaction design
LabDesignAR running in 1:1 scale
LabDesignAR running in 1:1 scale

LabDesignAR is an experimental augmented reality application to support the planning, setup, and reconfiguration of marker-based motion capture systems with multiple cameras.

Running on the Microsoft HoloLens, LabDesignAR allows the user to visualize an arbitrary number of virtual “holographic” motion capture cameras into an arbitrary space, in situ. The holographic cameras can be arbitrarily positioned, and different lens configurations can be selected to visualize the resulting fields of view and their intersections. The features in LabDesignAR are mainly inspired by the Qualisys Lab Designer web application, and adapted for augmented reality.

LabDesignAR also demonstrates a hybrid natural gestural interaction technique, implemented through a fusion of the vision-based hand tracking capabilities of an augmented reality headset and instrumented gesture recognition with an electromyography armband. The code for LabDesignAR and its supporting components are open-sourced.

LabDesignAR running in 1:10 scale 'tabletop' mode
LabDesignAR running in 1:10 scale ‘tabletop’ mode

Selected Results

github.com/mbaytas/LabDesignAR

Mehmet Aydın Baytaş, Asım Evren Yantaç, & Morten Fjeld (2017). LabDesignAR: Configuring Multi-camera Motion Capture Systems in Augmented Reality. Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST '17). [PDF]

Demo Video

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