Motion Capture

Beasts, aliens and avatars: how motion capture technology is taking a cue from entertainment to advance patient recovery

Beasts, aliens and avatars: how motion capture technology is taking a cue from entertainment to advance patient recovery

Ever wonder how actor Dan Stevens’ facial movements seamlessly became the Beast in Beauty and the Beast or how the alien Thanos was portrayed in Guardians of the Galaxy? It’s called motion capture, and it’s the process of recording a live motion event and “magically” translating it into actionable data that allows for a 3D — or digital — recreation of the performance.