Motion analysis is used in a diverse range of applications – from production-process review, to sports-performance analysis, even enhanced motion picture applications, and even dance and sport games. It uses the science of motion capture and analysis in either 2D or 3D configuration. In production, motion-analysis software calculates parameters such as distance, velocity, acceleration, and deformation angles as functions of time. This data is then used to optimize or correct a manufacturing process, or enhance sport performance, and even create avatars in films or games. Key sensor challenges include high-speed motion capture and NIR sensitivity for eye safety during the illumination of scenes.
For commercial application, motion analysis is always required to understand human behavior to achieve optimum business needs, which will help to enhance human life. Typical applications like footprint tracking, heat map analysis, and dwell time analysis are applied with 3D features to increase data accuracy. ams' VCSEL-based flood illuminator is a key component for time-of-flight (ToF) 3D solutions, especially when implementing ultra-wide angles.