What is the overall goal of your project?
This project is about the development of a low-cost motion capture system that is compatible to the very expensive commercial motion capture system. The project requires knowledge and experiences in biomechanics, robotics, mathematics, computer graphics, signal processing, computer programming and UI/UX.

Which grand challenge are you addressing?
This project is aligned with “Engineering World Health: Projects that Matter” to engage Aggie engineering students and professionals to improve the healthcare (i.e., diagnosis and evaluation of diseases using a low-cost motion capture) in the low-income countries and thus to enhance the quality of patients’ lives.

What is the key challenge your project is trying to solve?
Motion capture system (MCS) is frequently used in research and clinical labs to evaluate the motor performance of patients with movement and neurological disorders. However, MCS is an extremely expensive system and patients in the underdeveloped countries cannot get the benefits of the MCS. The development of the low-cost MCS with high fidelity is the key challenge.

What is the impact on society your project has?
The low-cost MCS with high fidelity can provide benefits of accurate diagnosis of the motor performance of patients with movement and neurological disorders in underdevelopment countries, and thus enhance the quality of patients’ lives.

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pilwon Hur

Engineering majors targeting: MEEN, CSEN, BMEN