The Rokoko Smartsuit Pro looks like a fashion statement – a black jumpsuit with sleeves that extend to the palm and straps that go around the foot. However, it is no simple outfit: It’s a mobile motion capture studio that transmits the wearer’s movements in real time.
The D.H. Hill Library will host a demonstration of the suit on July 26 (register online). The technology has exciting implications for NC State, says Mike Nutt, director of visualization services for NCSU Libraries.
“A lot of people might not have ever considered what to do with a motion capture studio because it was so far out of the realm of possibility,” he says. “What happens when the libraries make that possible for them?”
Next week’s demonstration will be a webinar with a question-and-answer session. Faculty, early-career researchers, the university’s virtual reality interest group, campus technology partners and others are welcome. If there is interest, the libraries will try to get a suit to experiment with, says Chris Erdmann, chief strategist for research collaboration.
Originally published July 19, 2017. Written by Suzanne Wardle.