Vicon has collaborated with Artanim, the Swiss research institute, and the award-winning VR group, Dreamscape Immersive on machine learning-powered markerless technology.
The organisations spent nearly three years in R&D on the product, focusing on integrating machine learning and artificial intelligence into markerless motion capture at Vicon’s facility in Oxford, UK.
It enables users to capture motion capture performances without the need of markers, allowing for more free-flowing movement and exploration with less user gear, said the companies.
Commenting on the decision to partner with Vicon, Aaron Grosky, president and COO of Dreamscape said: “We have been anxiously awaiting the time when markerless could break from concept and into product, where the technology could support the precision required to realise its amazing potential.
“Vicon’s reputation for delivering the highest standards of motion capture technology for nearly 40 years and Dreamscape’s persistent quest to bring the audience into the experience with full agency and no friction meant that working together on this was a no-brainer. We’re thrilled with the result. The implications for both quality of experience and ease of operations across all our efforts, from location-based entertainment to transforming the educational journey with Dreamscape Learn, is just game-changing.”
Vicon’s CTO Mark Finch added: “Our markerless motion capture technology is a genuine breakthrough for the industry – but what comes next isn’t just about Vicon. To unlock the full range of exciting multi-modal use cases for motion capture and drive commercially viable, accurate and precision-oriented markerless innovations we need a higher level of collaboration, with all actors, in all relevant sectors.”