The Faces of 90.5 WESA
Science & Technology
Wed August 10, 2011
Body Mounted Cameras Coming to The People
Motion-capture technology, used for movies like Avatar or Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, will someday be available to the general public. People will be able to record motion capture and will be able to feel physical sensations as they watch movies or play video games.
Disney Research has worked with Carnegie Mellon University in creating this technology. Yaser Sheikh, a professor and researcher at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute said that while the research is done, they are working on minimizing the cameras and making them readily available to the general public. He says the technology they are working with is more affordable and could be helpful in the health fields and in sports medicine. He predicts that the technology will be available to the general public in a few years.