HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

MEMS in Sport Gains Speed

NO RATINGS
< Previous Page 2 / 2
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Smart sufers
Charles Murray   4/23/2012 8:38:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Rob: I believe they used a technology similar to this in the movie "Iron Man."

http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=229322

jmiller
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Smart sufers
jmiller   4/23/2012 8:42:57 PM
NO RATINGS
I wonder how far we are from being able to record the perfect golf swing and then compare yours to the one on the screen.  We all know several people will do whatever they can to improve their ability in the sports arena.  I don't think it will be long before the technology allows everyone to hit the ball like Tiger Woods.  Now the interesting part for me will be to see if the perfectly trained athelete will be as good as the naturally trained.  Can computers and science replace natural ability?  Or will science reach it's limits before human nature which can go the extra mile.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Smart sufers
Rob Spiegel   4/24/2012 11:31:04 AM
NO RATINGS
I think this was the technology used in Avatar to get the facial expressions of the actors onto the alien characters. They fitted the actors with facial sensors so they could capture emotional expressions.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Smart sufers
Rob Spiegel   4/24/2012 1:00:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Nice article, Chuck. The article offers a good explanation for how body movement is captured for manipulation in movie making. 

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Smart sufers
Charles Murray   5/2/2012 9:47:13 PM
NO RATINGS
MEMS was a nice step forward for moviemaking "mo-cap," Rob. Until they time moviemakers used special suits with luminous markers on them. MEMS gives much more realistic motion, I'm told.  

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Smart sufers
Rob Spiegel   5/3/2012 12:52:56 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, I can see why MEMS would provide a more realistic depiction of character movement. I would guess that it comes down to a greater degree of data and thus a higher detailed capture of movement.

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
More Blogs
A Frost & Sullivan study finds that increased cyber attacks are prompting a flurry of innovative protection tools.
Devices and interconnected systems are finding a foothold not only in our homes but in mainstream organizations. Here are three tips to mitigate the risk.
In a speech at China's National People’s Congress in Beijing this month, Premier Li Keqiang laid out plans to revamp the country's manufacturing infrastructure with advanced technology.
How far is today's diesel fuel removed from the black cloud your childhood school bus emitted? What makes “clean diesel” more than just promotional rhetoric?
Active data management within the smart oil field is resulting in a push for more open standards, vendor cooperation, and wireless networking solutions.
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 30 - Apr3, Getting Hands-On with Cypress’ PSoC
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service