In the production planning phase it is important to know how to assemble the product as quickly as possible, and that the worker can carry out the task safely over a long period of time. To do this, ergonomic studies are performed before the actual work place is set up. With our ART Motion Capture system we offer an excellent application for ergonomic studies.

What is Motion Capture?

"Motion Capture” is the technique of digitizing the movement of people or objects. In the case of the ART Motion Capture system, markers are attached to the subject’s limbs (no need for lycra body suits!) and the data is captured by performing a range of movements in front of an array of pre-installed cameras.

ART's Motion Capture suit is available as optical and hybrid solution.

Motion Capture with ART-Human

ART-Human is a tool to assist motion-capture projects. The software uses the information of our highly accurate 6 degree-of-freedom (6DOF) optical targets to track a human subject. We use up to 17 ergonomically designed targets which can be worn directly on normal clothing.
ART-Human supplies full inverse kinematics of a human skeleton model which interfaces to many applications. See our SW-overview-PDF  for more information.

Case Studies

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.

IfM Chemnitz, Germany

Motion Capture with IFM's human model software Dynamicus

As a non-profit industry-oriented research facility, the Institute of Mechatronics (IfM) is active in the field of the simulation of the dynamics of mechatronic systems and human-machine interactions.

The following ART products were used for the above solutions

ARTTRACK5 in use


Industry standard for immersive 3D for large tracking volumes, accurate and stable

ARTTRACK5 is the next generation of our ARTTRACK camera family, the standard for immersive 3D applications in industry and research.
ARTTRACK5’s enhanced features offer higher…

Measurement Tool

For high precise point measurements

The ART Measurement Tool is a pointing device for measurement applications. In this specialised field it is very important to measure positions of points with a high degree of accuracy. The Measurement Tool is equipped with a measurement tip which…

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…