Proceedings of SMC 2011 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference “Creativity rethinks science”. 2011, 421-426
This paper compares the use of two different technologies for controlling sound synthesis in real time: the infrared marker-based motion capture system OptiTrack and Xsens MVN, an inertial sensor-based motion capture suit. We present various quantitative comparisons between the data from the two systems and results from an experiment where a musician performed simple musical tasks with the two systems. Both systems are found to have their strengths and weaknesses, which we will present and discuss.
Comparing Inertial and Optical MoCap Technologies for Synthesis Control