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Motion capture

The use of technology to record and digitize the movement of objects or living organisms, commonly applied in fields like animation, biomechanics and virtual reality for accurate and realistic motion representation.

Assistant professor Abigail Jacobs stands in front of an academic building on the University of Michigan campus.

AI and the human body: Hidden assumptions in motion capture can have serious impact


A new study from Abigail Jacobs shows when designers use inaccurate depictions of the human body, the use of artificial intelligence in some applications might not be as safe for those who don't fit that body type.

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