Upper Limb Motion Analysis

Motion capture for Healthcare ...

We use the same cameras as you would find in Hollywood making the next CGI action movie. We use reflective markers which are attached to the skin, using sticky tape. 

Our cameras can track the markers as someone moves in our movement lab.

The position of the markers allows to recreate the persons skeleton as a computer model

Computer models are useful as they allow us to calculate the angles between all the joints as someone moves. This is information is useful in understanding movement problems and measuring recovery.

A measurement session usually takes about an hour. Most of the time is spent placing all the markers and taking the measurements we need to; like height and weight, and which the computer model requires.


People will then make the upper limb movements such as reaching or coming hair


The markers need to be placed on the skin to get accurate results therefore people need to wear tops that allow the markers to be placed properly. For men, if they are conformable to do so, it is often easier to remove their top. Alternatively and for ladies a running top or similar is perfect.

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If you come to the laboratory there are some things you will need to know first about what to wear and the process of data collection