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There are two different approaches for interfacing and collecting data from OptiTrack camera system onto The MotionMonitor. Each method is appropriate for different types of research, clinical or sports applications: real-time data streaming and C3D file export. In these methods, The MotionMonitor xGen (TTMxGen) is the main software used for further processing tracking data from Motive. For each version of the software, the menu items and the layouts may slightly vary, however, the general workflows are similar between different versions.
Tracking data from OptiTrack system can be live-streamed into the TTMxGen software, and using this data, TTMxGen can build a biomechanical model, record, and analyze the skeleton tracking in real-time. The TTMxGen can also receive and process, in real-time, data collected from other third-party devices as well (force plates, EMG sensors, eye-tracking device, EEG sensors, instrumented treadmills, virtual reality devices, etc.). This allows users to implement third-party devices along with the motion capture system for real-time analysis of a variety of different applications. For additional information on setting up real-time streaming in TTMxGen, please refer to the corresponding documentation and instructions. For instructions on enabling the data streaming in Motive, please refer to the Data Streaming page.
C3D file export and import approach allows users to pipeline recorded capture data onto TTMxGen. The following section covers how to export the data out of Motive and how to import it onto The MotionMonitor xGen.
For more detailed decription on importing C3D files onto The MotionMonitor, please refer to the vendor documentation.