Ronan Boulic, Benoit LeCallennec, Bruno Herbelin (EPFL, Switzerland)
Manuel Peinado (University of Alcalà, Spain)
Barbara Mazzarino, Govanna Varni (DIST, University of Genova, Italy)
Marcelo M. Wanderley
ENACTIVE Network VI Framework European Project
NSERC Special Research Opportunities Grant
Quebec's Ministry of Economic Development Grant (Programme de Soutien aux Initiatives Internationales de Recherche)
International Collaboration (ENACTIVE Network)
2004–2007 Status: Ongoing
This project aims at applying movement reconstruction tools from EPFL (Prioritized Inverse Kinematics) to the reconstruction of movements of musicians playing musical instruments, based on the IDMIL experience on musician's movement analysis (mostly clarinetists).
We explore the idea of using a minimal number of 3 D markers (typically six, located on the instrument (2), the head, and the right shoulder / hip / knee, all placed on the same side of the body) to reconstruct full 3D movement of an avatar. A set of various constraints was applied to the avatar posture and these constraints were associated to a priority level.
The DIST laboratory (University of Genoa) participates in this project by qualitatively analysing the recovered movements and providing feedback for improved reconstructions.
The goal is to explore the believeability of the recovered motion, by non-experts and by expert musicians.