Currently, preparing mocap data for use in sophisticated musculoskeletal analysis such as gait analysis is time-consuming. It also requires deep insight, experience and a little luck to be successful.
In the future, the combined total information available in a mocap dataset will be made useful for analysis in the best possible way. The benefits of this are that users will run analyses quicker with more-reliable, better documented, and more accurate results.
Based on Michael Skipper Andersens research a general optimization-based kinematic analysis method is currently being integrated with the AnyBody Modeling System™. The goal is to perform position, velocity and acceleration analysis as well as computationally efficient optimization-based parameter identification.