BISIM AND SERIOUS SIMULATIONS DEMONSTRATE NEW TECH SUPPORTING REAL-TIME ANIMATION FOR VR/AR TRAINING



ORLANDO, Fla. (USA) — Serious Simulations, an Orlando-based, Veteran-owned simulation company, will join Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a global developer of advanced military simulation and training software, at BISim’s booth (#2235) during I/ITSEC 2018 to demonstrate new software that enables motion capture and other tracking technologies to utilize natural human motion to animate the avatars in a VBS experience, in real time.


Serious Simulations leveraged technology from IKINEMA Ltd, a world leader in Motion Capture data processing, to build the plug-in that integrates the IKINEMA solver to the various versions of VBS3 software. The new technology for VBS3 is called Serious ArtIKulations™, which uses human motion tracking data (via optically tracked rigid bodies) to control the motions of a trainee’s avatar in VBS3. The initial version uses 6 DOF, sub-millimeter accurate Motion Capture data tracked directly from the natural human motion of the trainee via lightweight passive reflective markers or active LED markers to animate the trainee's avatar. Serious ArtIKulations accomplishes full avatar motion in real time by blending the optical tracking data seamlessly with some VBS3 avatar animation data of the lower body.