Again 3dMD is excited to be taking part in an exciting experiment studying “how diverse the human body can be and how we move about” in collaboration with researchers from Imperial College London as part of the Science Museum’s ongoing Live Science programme from October 2019 to January 2020 in London. During the experiment visitors are asked to do a range of body poses and motions in the latest-generation 3dMDbody.t System, which captures body motion at 30 3D frames per second. Next they are asked to do a range of hand gestures in the latest-generation 3dMDhand.t System, which captures hand articulation at 30 3D frames per second. When the researcher clicks the button, the 3dMD camera takes a progressive sequence of 3dMD photographs similar in concept to a video camera. The big difference with 3dMD is that in every video frame the subject is a 3D image with submillimetre shape precision, not a flat video sequence as shown in the movies. By taking part in the Live Science experiment, members of the public will be enabling scientists to gain a scientific understanding of body movement and hand gestures.
October 2019 to January 2020
Science Museum, London
Live Science is an ongoing project where scientists are invited into the Science Museum to carry out research using Museum visitors as volunteers. This experiment builds on the ‘Me in 3D’ Live Science project held in the Science Museum in 2012 which created the largest database of 3D facial images in the world and drew in over 10,000 visitors over 3 months. Similarly, ‘Are your facial expressions unique?’ will provide a special opportunity for visitors to be a part of shaping future technologies.
About the Science Museum. As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement. More information can be found at sciencemuseum.org.uk.