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08.06.2016:

The KIT Whole-Body Human Motion Database now provides motion data from the CMU Graphics Lab Motion Capture Database as a subset. Please see the FAQ page for further details.

01.02.2016:

The Ice interface of the database now requires Ice encoding version 1.1 (available since Ice 3.5). Please be sure to update your configuration file and also use the latest Slice file (see FAQ page).

08.01.2016:

Starting today, downloading files from the KIT Whole-Body Human Motion Database using the webpage or the Ice interface requires an account. Registration is free and new accounts are active immediately.

05.01.2016:

Since the database now uses regular expressions instead of file extensions for file type detection, the labels of the file types returned by the Ice API have changed. Code that tests for predefined file types should be adapted.

12.11.2015:

All MMM motions in the database will be updated to the latest version of the MMM reference model (4 feet DoF) during the course of the next days. To work with this motions, please ensure that you are using the current version of the model, contained in MMMTools since 09.10.2015.

29.07.2015:

The KIT Whole-Body Human Motion Database has been presented at the International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR) 2015. You can read the paper here.

Definition of the Marker Set

This definition of the marker set is the standard marker placement on the human body, which will be used during all motion capture sessions.

Head

Marker label Definition Position
LFHD Left front head Left forehead between os frontal and os parietale
RFHD Right front head Right forehead between os frontal and os parietale
LBHD Left back head In horizontal line to the left forehead marker
RBHD Right back head In horizontal line to the right forehead marker

Marker Set Head 1

Torso

Marker label Definition Position
CLAV Clavicula Between the two collar bones
STRN Sternum Base of the middle of the rip cage
C7 Vertebrae cervicales 7 Knob right where the back of the neck ends
T10 Vertebrae thoracicae 10 Count 10 vertebrae down from C7
L3 Vertebrae lumbales 3 Count 5 vertebrae down from L3
RBAK Right back Anti-symmetry inferior: bottom-center of the right shoulder blade
LBAK Left back Anti-symmetry inferior: top-center of the right shoulder blade

Marker Set Torso 1 Marker Set Torso 2

Pelvis

Marker label Definition Position
LASI Left ASIS directly above spina iliaca anterior superior (left)
RASI Right ASIS directly above spina iliaca anterior superior (right)
LPSI Left PSIS directly above spina iliaca posterior superior (left)
RPSI Right PSIS directly above spina iliaca posterior superior (right)
LHIP Left trochanter major Left trochanter
RHIP Right trochanter major Right trochanter

Left Arm

Marker label Definition Position
LSHO Left shoulder Acromio-clavicular joint
LUPA Left upper arm Anti-symmetry inferior : Upper arm, 2/3 distance between LAEL and LSHO, closer to LAEL
LAEL Left arm epicondylus lateralis epicondylus lateralis
LAOL Left arm olecranon olecranon
LFRA Left forearm Anti-symmetry inferior without fixed position

Marker Set Left Arm 1

Right Arm

Marker label Definition Position
RSHO Right shoulder Acromio-clavicular joint
RUPA Right upper arm Anti-symmetry inferior : Upper arm, 1/3 distance between RAEL and RSHO, closer to RSHO
RAEL Right arm epicondylus lateralis epicondylus lateralis
RAOL Right arm olecranon olecranon
RFRA Right forearm Anti-symmetry inferior without fixed position

Left Hand

Marker label Definition Position
LWTS Left wrist thumb side Proc. Styloideus (radius)
LWPS Left wrist pinkie side Proc. Styloideus (Ulna)
LHTS Left hand thumb side Base knuckle 2nd finger
LHPS Left hand pinkie side Base knuckle 5th finger
LIFD (LIFP) Left index finger distalis Top knuckle 2nd finger

Marker Set Left Hand 1

Right Hand

Marker label Definition Position
RWTS Right wrist thumb side Proc. Styloideus (radius)
RWPS Right wrist pinkie side Proc. Styloideus (Ulna)
RHTS Right hand thumb side Base knuckle 2nd finger
RHPS Right hand pinkie side Base knuckle 5th finger
RIFD (RIFP) Right index finger distalis Top knuckle 2nd finger

Legs

Marker label Definition Position
LTHI Left tight wand marker Anti-symmetry inferior: Thigh, 2/3 distance between LHIP and LKNE, closer to LKNE
RTHI Right tight wand marker Anti-symmetry inferior: Thigh, 1/3 distance between RHIP and RKNE, closer to RHIP
LKNE Left Knee Joint center left knee
RKNE Right Knee Joint center right knee
RTIP Right Tibia Anti-symmetry inferior: without fixed position
LTIP Left Tibia Anti-symmetry inferior: without fixed position

Marker Set Legs 1

Feet

Marker label Definition Position
LHEE Left Heel Center of left heel
RHEE Right Heel Center of right heel
LTOE Left Toe Phalanges distales I
RTOE Right Toe Phalanges distales I
RMT1 Right Matatarsal 1 Base knuckle 1st toe
LMT1 Left Matatarsal 1 Base knuckle 1st toe
RMT5 Right Matatarsal 5 Base knuckle 5nd toe
LMT5 Left Matatarsal 5 Base knuckle 5nd toe
RANK Right ankle Below the ankle
LANK Left ankle Below the ankle

Marker Set Feet 1

Motion Capture Suit

At KIT, we are using the motion capture marker suits from OptiTrack (see http://www.naturalpoint.com/optitrack/products/suits-markers).