Uni Kassel: Optisches Tracking für ergonomische Untersuchungen

University of Kassel, Germany

OPtical tracking for ergonomic analysis

ART systems support the human-robot-interaction laboratory of the Human-Machine Systems Engineering department at the University of Kassel, Germany.

The Human-Machine Systems Engineering department at the University of Kassel is examining in research and education the user-oriented configuration of effective and efficient human-robot-systems in a interdisciplinary approach. The interrelation between a human being and technical devices shall be optimized.

    The tracking solution

    In November 2012 ART was part of a tracking installation at the University of Kassel, Germany. The installation in shape of a cuboid has the dimensions 3.5 m width, 3.5 m depth and 2.8 m heigth. The ART localization system constituted of eight ARTTRACK2 cameras and enables real objects to be located within the tracking volume.


    • ergonomic analysis of human-machine interaction:
      The full ART MoCap target set is used to capture the posture and movements for an ergonomic analysis with RAMSIS and AnyBody
    • AR supervision and control:
      In this setting the position of the head-mounted display is captured with the help of a passive hand target. It is used to control the movement of a stereo camera system, which is located on top of a tele-operated mobile robot.
    • gesture control:
      The active fingertracking devices are used to capture the gestures to steer teleoperated drones. The full ART Motion Capture target set is used for gesture control of the movement of a teleoperated mobile robot.

    Why ART ?

    • Complete tracking package by ART
      • ART could provide the whole tracking package such as cameras, Body-, Head- and Fingertracking.
    • ART's products are accurate and stable.
      • The accuracy and stability of ART tracking technology allows very exact ergonomic studies.


    • 3.5 m x 3.5 m x 2.8 m cuboid tracking volume
    • 8 ARTTRACK2 cameras
    • ART Motion Capture (body tracking), Head- and Fingertracking, Flystick
    • ergonomic analysis of human-machine interaction, gesture control as well as AR supervision and control of teleoperated robots and drones

    Kombinierbare Produkte:

    ARTTRACK5 in use


    Industry standard for immersive 3D applications

    The next generation of our ARTTRACK camera family comes with higher frame rate and resolution, as well as increased flexibility for all motion tracking applications.

    Motion Capture

    Digitizing of Movements

    Motion Capture ("mocap") is the technique of digitizing the movement of people, animals or objects. In the case of the ART Motion Capture system, markers are attached to the subject’s limbs and can be worn over normal clothes (no need for lycra…