|Imagine that you are sitting in front of a computer screen, connected to the
whole World through the Internet, with the ability to link to any other biomechanist, as yourself,
to read/view their shared folder for any type of data you wish.
Imagine that in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, you can capture
any activity from the TV while sitting in your Easy Chair. As
long as you capture the video feed from different angles which NBC
usually shown, as demonstrate above, and as long as you know
dimensions of known objects such as the track width or the height of
the number markers, and even the size of the athlete, you will be able
to calculate accurate 2D and 3D coordinates. Even if the cameras
pan, zoom or tilt, the APAS PZT will allow you to calculate the
coordinates of the body's joints and then analyze the Kinematics of
the movement. During the Games, make sure you log into our
and see the results. And if you are willing to share your data, the
whole World will enjoy the results which will be given fast and quick.
This is what the Virtual APAS is. The 21st Century in Biomechanics.
The following are only few of the function that you can perform:
and download your favorite Biomechanical Data from one convenient, easy-to-use interface.
that allows users to share Biomechanical libraries with each other no matter where they
are located. APAS-virtual provides a search capability for videos, 3D/2D Files capability
for users to communicate in forums of like interest.
Biomechanist is a download/upload source
User Computer, when it is on, it becomes a shared directory
The procedures may follow the following scenario:
lets see how its work:
The Virtual Folder Site is at:
Lets connect through wireless to this site.
My desktop in my office in California is on. The Biomechanic Share folder contain
data base of athletic activities from the the Olympics Games in Atlanta.
In order to connect to this Virtual World first you need to install the Java
engine. You can do it from the following
site. (Click Here).
After installing the engine, and you need to do it only once on your computer, you can
proceed to the demonstration. (Click Here)
The Wireless APAS and on Hand
Imagine a Golfer standing on the green and
swing his golf club. A video camera taking video of this swing. The
video is capture directly to the hard disk in real time. Then a
compressed sequence is transmitted automatically through a wireless
modem to the local server. From the local server the sequence is
digitized by any location in the World through the Internet. The
velocity of the Golf Club is determine in few minutes and the results
are transmitted back to the server. The server automatically call the
cellular web phone which the Golfer carry. He pick the phone click the
web bottom and the velocity of the club head as well as other
kinematics parameters are shown on the small color screen on his
The golfer want to retrieve a particular video
frame where impact occurred. He click the frame number and the
video frame is transmitted from the server superimposed on the
particular stick figure.
Welcome to the wireless APAS !!! Check the
You must install the JAVA system first.
JAVA is the modern computer language of the Web and any application
which require interactive real time, needs to have JAVA
installed. You can install the Java free of charge from:
Check the APAS-Games and