The IMPULSE system measures position, velocity, and acceleration of multiple LEDs up to 480 times a second. The IMPULSE system provides unparalleled performance in motion capture and position applications.
Real time tracking of 120 unique active markers. Unlike older optical systems, which uses passive reflective markers, IMPULSE utilizes patented active LED technology. Each individual marker is unique, thus eliminating the problems of swapping. Furthermore, active markers also removes marker drop-outs. Thus, even when a marker is occluded from the cameras, the system will still recognize the marker as it returns to view. As processing power increases, so will the maximum number of markers
3600 x 3600 pixel resolution ( 12 megapixel equivalent). Each IMPULSE camera is equipped with two linear detectors, thus providing the equivalent of a 12.4 megapixel camera without sacrificing any speed in processing. By using sub-pixel technology, our system resolution has been increased to 30,000x30,000.
Data Capture Rate of 480Hz (480 frames per second). The IMPULSE system is capable of capture 120 markers at 480hz in real-time, giving the user the ability to record data at high speeds. While other led trackers claim high speeds, even in the thousands of Hertz, those frames are divided between the number of markers to track. Hence giving a pedestrian actual data rate. The IMPULSE system gives you 480 frames/sec with 120 markers.
Almost all motion capture systems have very large latency. This is because of their need to filter the data to produce ultra-smooth, unrealistic results. The IMPULSE system provides actual raw data that is so clean, no filtering is necessary. This provides precision data that captures even the most subtle motions like breathing. Furthermore, without the need to filter data, the system is capable of reporting data in real-time, with less than 10ms latency.
With On-board processing per Camera, the entire motion capture system can be run on one single PC with a single processor. Each camera measures 4.25" x 3.62" x 2.17" (10.8cm x 9.2cm x 5.5cm) and weighs in at less than 0.5 pounds (0.227kg). Scalable Architecture (4 to 24 cameras per system) allows users to customize their setup to meet their demands. From 4 cameras of a front-facing system, to 8 cameras of a single-body system, to 24 cameras of multi-body system, the IMPULSE can easily be configured and calibrated to any specifications.
Our four-camera (4x) solution is competitively priced when compared to electro-magnetic alternatives, and provides users with expanded features, flexibility and capabilities. Aside from the initial low cost of the IMPULSE system, the cost of operation is also an important aspect. While other motion capture systems require a team of well trained technicians to use, the IMPULSE pipeline is simple and efficient, only requiring only one technician to run.
The IMPULSE motion digitizer has four components; LED modules, Cameras, Processing Hardware, and Software. Each component is modular and allows the system to scale without a penalty in performance. Careful consideration of the task and the design make this system easy to support and upgrade.
Each system, utilizing an AMD 64 processor, collects data from up to 24 cameras and processes the information outputting 3D position data at 480 frames/sec with <10ms latency.
DIMENSIONS: 12.75" x 8.75" x 8.5"
LED BASE STATION
A 2.4 Ghz Transceiver that synchronizes the LED controllers with the server. The Base Station also outputs outside time source such as GEN-LOCK and IRIG-B.
DIMENSIONS: 5" x 3" x 1.2"
Contains 3600x3600 optical resolution (12 megapixel) from two linear detectors with 16-bit dynamic range. On-board processors produces subpixel resolution of 30,000x30,000, 480 frames per second.
DIMENSIONS: 4.25" x 3.62" x 2.17"
Battery RF transceiver and microprocessor control of 1 to 64 leds. Battery lasting 2 to 4 hours of continual use, up to 8 hours of typical use. The IMPULSE system can use up to 4 LED Controllers simultaneously.
DIMENSIONS: 5" x 2.75" x 0.85"
Modulated from 30 to 480Hz. Ultra-bright Red LED, customizable to Infra-Red(IR), Blue, Green, or Yellow.
DIMENSIONS: 0.8" x 0.55" x 0.125"
Basic 4 camera system:
4x 480 Hz Optical Camera, 20 LED's, 1 x Hub and computer, 1 x LED Base Station, 2 x LED Controller, 1 x LED Strand Kit, 80 x Red LED Module, 8 x Cable (camera to hub), 1 x Calibration Object XYZ, 1 x Calibration Wand linear, 1 x Software.
Basic 8 camera system:
8x 480 Hz Optical Camera, 40 LED's, 1 x Hub and computer, 1 x LED Base Station, 2 x LED Controller, 1 x LED Strand Kit, 80 x Red LED Module, 8 x Cable (camera to hub), 1 x Calibration Object XYZ, 1 x Calibration Wand linear, 1 x Software.
Example system 6 Camera:
6 x 480 Hz Optical Camera, (Basic 4 camera system, 2 additional cameras, 10 additional LED's), 1 x Hub and computer, 1 x LED Base Station, 2 x LED Controller, 1 x LED Strand Kit, 80 x Red LED Module, 8 x Cable (camera to hub), 1 x Calibration Object XYZ, 1 x Calibration Wand linear, 1 x Software.
Example system 16 Camera:
16 x 480 Hz Optical Camera, (Basic 8 camera system, 8 additional cameras, 40 additional LED's), 1 x Hub and computer, 1 x LED Base Station, 2 x LED Controller, 1 x LED Strand Kit, 80 x Red LED Module, 12 x Cable (camera to hub), 1 x Calibration Object XYZ, 1 x Calibration Wand linear, 1 x Software.
Example system 24 Camera:
24 x 480 Hz Optical Camera, (Basic 8 camera system, 16 additional cameras, 100 additional LED's), 1 x Hub and computer, 1 x LED Base Station, 2 x LED Controller, 1 x LED Strand Kit ,80 x Red LED Module, 16 x Cable (camera to hub), 1 x Calibration Object XYZ,1 x Calibration Wand linear, 1 x Software.