From Maestros To Medicine: A ‘Healthy’ Dose Of Computer Animation At UMKC
Mike Sherry with KCPT and member of the Heartland Health Monitor team, recently reported on the UMKC motion-capture research.
Associate Professor Greg King in the School of Computing and Engineering uses his associates’ expertise in motion-capture technology to capture movements in three-dimensional space of everyone from aspiring conductors to physician trainees. One minute of data-capture generates a million data points.
He’s partnered with Steven Davis and Sabrina Madison-Cannon from the Conservatory of Music and Dance and Mark Hoffman, director of the Center for Health Insights in the School of Medicine. Davis is director of conducting studies, and Madison-Cannon is an associate professor of dance with expertise in Pilates.