Friday, 13 January 2012

Recognising running patterns (rather than gambling patterns)

We came across an interesting Research Lab called BioMotionLab, based out of Queens University in Ontario, Canada. They have been doing some really interesting research for a while in a number of areas, including applying statistics and pattern recongnition to the analysis and synthesis of biological motion patterns. The images below are from their configurable point light walker, one of the demos from their website:

The demo uses data from the analysis of the running patterns of 50 men and 50 women, highlighting sex specific differences that can be found in body structure and in the dynamics of movement. You can configure the demo using parameters such as speed, structure and dynamics and you can access the simulator online. Check it out yourself by clicking here, it's fun!