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Organic Motion OpenStage 2.0

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Markerless Mocap for Education

Take off the attached markers and uncomfortable bodysuits because you won’t need them with OpenStage motion capture . Forget complicated calibrations and time-consuming setups. Now your students can focus on creating 3D animations, designing interactive games and simulations, doing research and more without worrying about the technology. Why? Because OpenStage is a mocap system so dramatically advanced that it becomes invisible to the students.Everyone in the class gets involved in the creative process because anyone can step in and instantly create their own real-time 3D motion data using regular street clothes in a natural and intuitive way.

Multi-discipline and Interdepartmental Use

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The plug and play simplicity of Organic Motion’s technology makes it ideal for multi-discipline and interdepartmental use. The arts department, the computer science team, the life sciences group and others can use the system in their respective teaching and research disciplines because:

  • There is no need for any setup, dedicated technician, special suits, or markers
  • The system is easy to learn and easy to use
  • The system produces professional quality data necessary for any application

A Sensible Investment: The lowest cost per user

Most of the cost associated a marker based motion capture system is hidden in the maintenance to operate the system after it is purchased. That is of course, if it even ends up being used on a consistent basis – which many do not because they are so difficult to maintain and operate.
Fortunately, OpenStage 2 eliminates most of these costs because:

  • Everybody can use the system, with no special equipment or clothes.
  • No downtime between users.
  • No additional maintenance expenses
  • No need for dedicated personnel
  • Can be used across multiple Departments
  • Factor in all of the above and you get the lowest cost per user in the market.
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Provide Your Students with the Latest and Greatest Technology

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An investment in Organic Motion’s systems is an investment in your students’ future, making you part of a growing community involved in the next generation motion capture experience. The increasing utilization of markerless motion capture across multiple industries requires students to develop skills in this area to remain up to date with the technology trends.

  • Use what the pros are using
  • Create hype and excitement for your programs
  • Increase enrollment by showing off this bleeding edge technology

OpenStage 2.0 Technical Overview

Technical Specifications

  • omstage_empty-edietdTracking volumes available from 14x14ft up to 20x20ft
  • Tracks 1 – 5 actors depending on camera configuration and available space
  • Bones: 21 bones – 5 to 6 degrees of freedom each
  • Tracks at 120fps real-time, with approximately 50-25ms latency
  • Designed for indoor use with provided high frequency lighting

Software

  • OpenStage 2 Tracking Software embedded in Vision Processor
  • BackStage administration software for controlling Vision Processor remotely
  • Software Plug-in for Autodesk® MotionBuilder®

Hardware

  • Vision Processor with proprietary OpenStage 2 Tracking Software
  • Expansion Boxes: 1 – 2 supporting up to 8 cameras per Box
  • High Speed Color Cameras: 14 – 24 based on configuration
  • All connection cables; Firewire 800 with thumb screws; 30ft cables; active repeaters available
  • Extruded aluminum truss
  • White fabric walls
  • Rubber foam interlocking floor
  • Fluorescent high frequency stage lights
  • Mounting hardware for cameras and lights

Calibration

  • Instantaneous User Calibration
  • System Calibration on-site in under 3 minutes via wand

Support Services

  • Phone and email support and all software upgrades available with standard support contracts
  • First year limited warranty on hardware

 

If you would like to purchase the Organic Motion OpenStage 2.0

  • call 03 9687 8638 (Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm)
  • or complete the form below and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

PhaseSpace Impulse X2 Motion Capture System

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OVERVIEW

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PhaseSpace has revolutionized the motion capture process into one that is easy, affordable and fast. PhaseSpace’s patented Active LED technology and sophisticated real-time processing eliminates marker-swapping and significantly reduces drop-outs.The Impulse X2 is the next step in the evolution of the Impulse Motion Capture System, which is recognized as the industry’s most advanced tracking solution.

Advantages of the Impulse X2 System

  • Real-time tracking of multiple subjects & objects
  • Patented active marker technology eliminates marker-swapping for cleaner data
  • Solid, precise motion data with sub-millimeter resolution
  • Streamlined operation means a single person can setup and run the system
  • Portable system enabling indoor and outdoor motion capture
  • 960Hz capture rate accurately tracks the fastest motions
  • Stream motion data directly into third-party software such as MotionBuilder, JACK, Visual3D, etc…

Flexible, Scalable and Powerful

  • Capture up to 8 human subjects (body and fingers), more with multiple systems
  • Track very high speed motion at up to 960 frames per second
  • Capture spaces can be anywhere from 8’x8′ to 50’x50′, even larger with overlapping camera setups or multiple systems
  • Easy, smooth set up and operation
  • Scales from 2 cameras to 48+ cameras
  • Unsurpassed customer service and support
  • Used by demanding, high-profile customers including NASA, Naval Research Lab, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Disney, Harmonix, University of Cambridge, Stanford, and UC Berkeley

DETAILS

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IMPULSE X2 SYSTEM SUMMARY

  • Scalable from 2 to 48+ PhaseSpace Impulse X2 cameras
  • Server machine with built-in hub and base station
  • Cameras are daisy-chained and powered directly by the PhaseSpace HUB
  • Active LED markers
  • LED controllers
  • Cables, mounts, etc.
  • PhaseSpace Software Package
  • API/SDK in C++ and Python
  • Telephone, Email and Live Online Support included

TECHNOLOGY

  • Lightweight linear detector based cameras (3600 x 3600 resolution at 960 Hz)
  • Sub-pixel resolution to 36000 x 36000 at 960Hz
  • 60 degrees camera field of view
  • Active LED technology resulting in a unique ID for each marker
  • Server machine with integrated HUB supports from 2 to 48+ Impulse X2 cameras
  • Data streamed in real-time to multiple clients, even over a network or the Internet
  • API/SDK provides support for third-party applications for real-time user interaction

HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

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The Impulse X2 motion capture system has some of the most sophisticated and advanced hardware available. All of this technology was designed to make motion capture easier and more reliable. PhaseSpace has taken the hard work away from the user and packed it into the hardware. The entire system consists of only a few robust, portable elements.

  • CAMERAS:

    Dimensions: 108 mm x 92 mm x 57 mm (4.25″ x 3.62″ x 2.25″)
    Weight: 380 grams (13.4 ounces)
    Each camera achieves an Optical Resolution of 3600 x 3600 (12 Megapixel) using two linear detectors with 16-bit dynamic range. Onboard processors produce an impressive Subpixel Resolution of 30,000 x 30,000 at 960 Hz.

  • LED CONTROLLERS:

    Dimensions: 126 mm x 70 mm x 25 mm (5″ x 2.75″ x 0.85″)
    Weight: 90 grams (0.2lbs)
    The LED Controller, an RF transceiver, utilizes an onboard microprocessor to control up to 72 LEDs. Battery life is 2 to 4 hours of continual use, up to 8 hours of typical use.

  • ACTIVE LED:

    Dimensions: 20 mm x 14 mm x 3.2 mm (0.8″ x 0.55″)
    Weight: 4.5 grams (0.01lbs)
    Each LED modulates at a unique frequency resulting in a unique digital ID. LEDs are available in Red visible and Infra-red versions.

  • SERVER COMPUTER:

    Dimensions: 44.76 x 17.78 x 45.43cm (17.6 x 7 x 17.9in)
    Weight: Starting at 10.7 kg
    Processor: Intel Quad Core
    Chipset:Intel 3450 Chipset
    Memory: 4GB
    Integrated PhaseSpace HUB
    Network: Gigabit
    Built-in 2.4 Ghz Transceiver synchronizes the LED controllers with the server.

  • CALIBRATION WAND:

    Dimensions: 96.5 x 3.8 x 3.8cm (38 x 1.5 x 1.5in)
    The calibration wand serves as the principal tool used to accurately calibrate the system. The calibration wand allows a user to calibrate the given capture area in a matter of minutes.

If you would like to purchase the PhaseSpace Impulse X2 Motion Capture System

  • call 03 9687 8638 (Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm)
  • or complete the form below and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Ascension driveBAY

Ascension makes 3D tracking devices for medical guidance, minimally invasive surgery, real-time visualization, and target acquisition. Our position and orientation tracking devices navigate, localize, and guide medical instruments for image-guided procedures. They also capture human motions for interaction with 3D graphical worlds and biomedical analysis. From our pioneering Flock of Birds to our newest 3D Guidance trackers, Ascension’s innovative technologies can solve your 3D tracking needs.

driveBay is metal tolerant, that is output is unaffected by composite materials. Capable of driving errors induced by highly constructive metals (such as aluminum) to zero by adjusting measurement rate. Using advanced magnetic technology and signal processing the driveBay features improved dynamic performance over longer ranges and “Power-line” noise filtered out. The driveBay is also occlusion and drift free removing the requirement for clear line-of-sight between transmitter and sensor(s).

Key Features

  • Minimal footprint: electronics unit fits into your PC’s drive bay.
  • Fast 3D tracking: 240 – 420 updates per second.
  • Small, lightweight 6DOF sensors for unobtrusive tracking and instrument tip guidance.
  • Multiple magnetic field transmitters (generators) for extended tracking ranges.
  • Immunity from most conductive metal distorters of accuracy.
  • A attitude: no inertial drift or optical occlusions.
  • Tracks 1 to 4 6DOF sensors simultaneously.

Tracker electronics inside your PC. “The driveBAY is the latest addition to the Ascension 3D Guidance family of ultra-fast trackers of small magnetic sensors. Users can select update rates as high as 420 times a second for each of four miniaturised sensors. The module fits into your PC’s drive bay.” Jeff Ferguson, Immersive Technologies Consultant.

Manufacturer’s Description

  • Fast, dynamic tracking – 240 to 420 updates per second.
  • Miniaturized passive sensors – outputs unaffected by “power-line” noise sources.
  • All attitude tracking – no inertial drift or optical interference.
  • High metal immunity – no distortion from non magnetic metals.

Specs

Sensor Configurations:

Model 55 (0.56 mm), Model 90 (0.9 mm), Model 130 (1.5 mm), Model 180 (2.0 mm), Model 800 (8.0 mm)


Degrees of Freedom:

6 (Position and Orientation)


Update Rate:

Up to 420 updates/second for each sensor (Default: 240 updates/second)


Translation Range:

MODEL 55 SENSOR

  • Mid-Range Transmitter: 25 cm (10.0 inches)
  • Short-Range Transmitter: Contact Ascension

MODEL 90 SENSOR

  • Mid-Range Transmitter: 36 cm (14.0 inches)
  • Short-Range Transmitter: Contact Ascension

MODEL 130 SENSOR

  • Mid-Range Transmitter: 46 cm (18.0 inches)
  • Short-Range Transmitter: Contact Ascension

MODEL 180 SENSOR

  • Mid-Range Transmitter: 58 cm (23.0 inches)
  • Short-Range Transmitter: Contact Ascension

MODEL 800 SENSOR

  • Mid-Range Transmitter: 78 cm (31.0 inches)
  • Short-Range Transmitter: 46 cm (18.0 inches)

Angular Range:

All Attitude: ± 180° Azimuth & Roll, ± 90° Elevation


Static Accuracy*:

Position: 1.4 mm (0.055 inch) RMS Orientation: 0.5° RMS
* Higher accuracies achievable in smaller tracking volumes


Static Resolution:

Position: 0.5 mm (0.02 inch) at 30.5 cm (12.0 inches) Orientation: 0.1° at 30.5 cm (12.0 inches) *Resolution measured for tracker with mid-range transmitter and 8 mm sensor.


Outputs:

X, Y, Z positional coordinates, orientation angles, orientation matrix or quaternions


Interface:

USB 2.0


Data Format:

Binary data records


Communication:

Windows API and Drivers

Downloads

Please click the links below to download more information.

  Click here to see the driveBAY brochure

Purchasing Details

If you would like to purchase the Ascension diveBAY

  • call 03 9687 8638 (Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm)
  • or complete the form below and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Ascension trakSTAR 2

Ascension makes 3D tracking devices for medical guidance, minimally invasive surgery, real-time visualization, and target acquisition. Our position and orientation tracking devices navigate, localize, and guide medical instruments for image-guided procedures. They also capture human motions for interaction with 3D graphical worlds and biomedical analysis. From our pioneering Flock of Birds to our newest 3D Guidance trackers, Ascension’s innovative technologies can solve your 3D tracking needs.

trakSTAR 2 is designed for small sensor – short range applications. If you require trakSTAR performance, but also want to:

  • Track a disposable 5DOF sensor over a range of approximately 10–20cm. Note: This sensor is typically used in medicine for guiding small biopsy needles to lesions and guidewires within a patient’s body.
  • Use our tabletop (flat) transmitter in a ferrous metal environment for tracking 5DOF and 6DOF sensors. This transmitter can be conveniently placed between a patient and a metal table. Its design contains a metal shield so ferromagnetic (steel) structures cannot distort the accuracy of sensor measurements.
  • Use one of our new compact transmitters (MAGnet or miniMAG) that can be easily mounted on a positioning arm that swings close to a sensor in the tracking volume. (It supports both 5DOF and 6DOF sensors.)

Manufacturer’s Description

Ascension 3D Guidance trakSTAR The trakSTAR is the latest addition to the Ascension 3D Guidance family of ultra-fast trackers of small magnetic sensors. Users can select update rates as high as 420 times a second for each of four miniaturised sensors. For unobtrusiveness and ease of use, sensors range in size from 8 mm to just 1.5 mm in diameter.

  • Disposable sensors – Track the tip of instruments in real time
  • All attitude tracking – No line-of-sight restrictions
  • Fast dynamic tracking – 240+ updates per second
  • High metal immunity – Flat (tabletop) transmitter shields measurement
  • Flexible configurations – New transmitter/sensor options expand

Specs

Ascension 3D Guidance trakSTAR The trakSTAR is the latest addition to the Ascension 3D Guidance family of ultra-fast trackers of small magnetic sensors. Users can select update rates as high as 420 times a second for each of four miniaturised sensors. For unobtrusiveness and ease of use, sensors range in size from 8 mm to just 1.5 mm in diameter.

Features:

  • Fast, dynamic tracking – 240 to 420 updates per second.
  • Miniaturised passive sensors – outputs unaffected by “power-line” noise sources.
  • All attitude tracking – no inertial drift or optical interference.
  • High metal immunity – no distortion from non magnetic metals.

Components:

  • Electronics unit
  • DC magnetic field transmitter
  • 8 mm, 2.0 mm, and 1.5 mm sensors (outer diameters)
  • Preamps

New Features:

  • Compact transmitter: light enough to mount on body or head
  • Sleek Desktop Electronics Unit with Internal Power Module (No External Power Supply)
  • Mix and Match Miniaturized Sensors

Components in Default Unit:

  • (1) 3D Guidance trakSTAR Electronics Unit(1)
  • 3D Guidance trakSTAR Mid-Range OR Short-Range (Air Core) Transmitter
  • (1-4) Sensors (Model 800, Model 180, or Model 130)
  • (1) USB Interface Cable
  • (1) RS-232 Cable
  • Installation & Operations Guide and Interface Software Module (Including winBird) on CDROM
  • Quick Set-up Guide (Paper Copy)

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Downloads

Please click the links below to download more information.

Click here to see the Latest trakSTAR2 brochure

Purchasing Details

If you would like to purchase the Ascension trakStar2

  • call 03 9687 8638 (Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm)
  • or complete the form below and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Ascension trakSTAR

Ascension makes 3D tracking devices for medical guidance, minimally invasive surgery, real-time visualization, and target acquisition. Our position and orientation tracking devices navigate, localize, and guide medical instruments for image-guided procedures. They also capture human motions for interaction with 3D graphical worlds and biomedical analysis. From our pioneering Flock of Birds to our newest 3D Guidance trackers, Ascension’s innovative technologies can solve your 3D tracking needs.

Expendable desktop model. Designed for real-time visualization applications in which fast tracking of unobtrusive sensors is important. Some key features of trakSTAR include:

  • Fast, 3D tracking — 240–420 updates per second.
  • Small, lightweight 6DOF sensors for unobtrusive tracking and instrument tip guidance.
  • Multiple magnetic field transmitters (generators) for extended tracking ranges.
  • Immunity from most conductive metal distorters of accuracy.
  • All attitude: no inertial drift or optical occlusions.
  • Expandable: track from 1 to16 6DOF sensors simultaneously.

Ascension Trakstar

Ascension 3D Guidance trakSTAR The trakSTAR is the latest addition to the Ascension 3D Guidance family of ultra-fast trackers of small magnetic sensors. Users can select update rates as high as 420 times a second for each of four miniaturised sensors. For unobtrusiveness and ease of use, sensors range in size from 8 mm to just 1.5 mm in diameter.

Features:

  • Fast, dynamic tracking – 240 to 420 updates per second.
  • Miniaturised passive sensors – outputs unaffected by “power-line” noise sources.
  • All attitude tracking – no inertial drift or optical interference.
  • High metal immunity – no distortion from non magnetic metals.

Components:

  • Electronics unit
  • DC magnetic field transmitter
  • 8 mm, 2.0 mm, and 1.5 mm sensors (outer diameters)
  • Preamps

New Features:

  • Compact transmitter: light enough to mount on body or head
  • Sleek Desktop Electronics Unit with Internal Power Module (No External Power Supply)
  • Mix and Match Miniaturized Sensors

Components in Default Unit:

  • (1) 3D Guidance trakSTAR Electronics Unit(1)
  • 3D Guidance trakSTAR Mid-Range OR Short-Range (Air Core) Transmitter
  • (1-4) Sensors (Model 800, Model 180, or Model 130)
  • (1) USB Interface Cable
  • (1) RS-232 Cable
  • Installation & Operations Guide and Interface Software Module (Including winBird) on CDROM
  • Quick Set-up Guide (Paper Copy)

Specs

Ascension 3D Guidance trakSTAR The trakSTAR is the latest addition to the Ascension 3D Guidance family of ultra-fast trackers of small magnetic sensors. Users can select update rates as high as 420 times a second for each of four miniaturised sensors. For unobtrusiveness and ease of use, sensors range in size from 8 mm to just 1.5 mm in diameter.

Features:

  • Fast, dynamic tracking – 240 to 420 updates per second.
  • Miniaturised passive sensors – outputs unaffected by “power-line” noise sources.
  • All attitude tracking – no inertial drift or optical interference.
  • High metal immunity – no distortion from non magnetic metals.

Components:

  • Electronics unit
  • DC magnetic field transmitter
  • 8 mm, 2.0 mm, and 1.5 mm sensors (outer diameters)
  • Preamps

New Features:

  • Compact transmitter: light enough to mount on body or head
  • Sleek Desktop Electronics Unit with Internal Power Module (No External Power Supply)
  • Mix and Match Miniaturized Sensors

Components in Default Unit:

  • (1) 3D Guidance trakSTAR Electronics Unit(1)
  • 3D Guidance trakSTAR Mid-Range OR Short-Range (Air Core) Transmitter
  • (1-4) Sensors (Model 800, Model 180, or Model 130)
  • (1) USB Interface Cable
  • (1) RS-232 Cable
  • Installation & Operations Guide and Interface Software Module (Including winBird) on CDROM
  • Quick Set-up Guide (Paper Copy)

Video

Downloads

Please click the links below to download more information.

Click here to see the Latest trackSTAR brochure

Purchasing Details

If you would like to purchase the Ascension trakStar

  • call 03 9687 8638 (Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm)
  • or complete the form below and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.