Biomechanical ToolKit: Open-source Framework To visualize and process biomechanical data

C3D file format is widely used in the biomechanical field by companies and laboratories to store motion capture systems data. However, few software packages can visualize and modify the integrality of the data in the C3D file. Our objective was to develop an open-source and multi-platform framework to read, write, modify and visualize data from any motion analysis systems using standard (C3D) and proprietary file formats (used by many companies producing motion capture systems). The Biomechanical ToolKit (BTK) was developed to provide cost-effective and efficient tools for the biomechanical community to easily deal with motion analysis data. A large panel of operations is available to read, modify and process data through C++ API, bindings for high-level languages (Matlab, Octave, and Python), and standalone application (Mokka). All these tools are open-source and cross-platform and run on all major operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS X).

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Au sujet de l'auteur

I'm the Gait Analysis Service Manager (Clinical Unit of Gait and Movement Analysis) at the Physical Rehabilitation Center for children of Bois-Larris, French Red Cross. My research interests cover (I) how our muscles, joints, segments are coordinated so as to promote functional actions, and (II) the role of information in the control of movements. Skills : motor control, biomechanics, neurosciences, nonlinear dynamics, clinical gait/movement analysis and gross motor function of children with cerebral palsy. Research Associate at Research Unit CNRS 7338 Biomechanics and Bioengineering, University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC).