Noitom Launches Academic Packages to Bring Affordable Motion Capture Technology to Classrooms in the US and Canada
With the year coming to a close and classes soon ending, Noitom—the leading technology company specializing in motion capture and VR tools—is set to launch its Academic Solutions with Perception Neuron, offering schools and universities at every level access to cutting edge motion capture technology to teach, perform research or simply be creative.
Perception Neuron is Noitom’s full-body, inertial measurement unit-based motion capture system. Perception Neuronis portable and can work either tethered to a computer or wirelessly through WiFi with up to five actors at once. The motion capture data can be recorded or streamed live for use in visual effects, animation, video game development, stage performances and many more applications. Compared to other more expensive and complex motion capture systems, Perception Neuron is easily put on and calibrated in under five minutes, potentially saving teaching educators valuable time needed for learning.
The bundles are being introduced to all educators who want to incorporate interactive, emerging technology such as motion capture into their teaching strategy.
In addition to the Perception Neuron system, all schools that purchase one of the Academic Solutions packages also receive a complete 15-class motion capture curriculum that covers every aspect of Perception Neuron. The curriculum outlines many aspects of working with Perception Neuron with topics such as History of Motion Capture and Acting for Mocap and Mixing Motion Capture Data. The Neuron Mocap Course was written by Curvin Huber, Professor of Interactive Media at Becker College with editorial contributions by Professor Stacey Fox of the Michigan State University School of Journalism, both of whom have worked closely with the Perception Neuron system in their classrooms.
The Neuron Mocap Course for Perception Neuron was designed to be a flexible and easy to follow course outline that will allow educators to create their own motion capture course whether they have past experience with the technology or not. The packages also include access to on-site training by Perception Neuron instructors, priority access to Perception Neuron’s support, and complimentary passes to local technology-related shows and events.
The launch of Noitom’s Academic Solution packages marks the the continuing commitment to education that Noitom has been dedicated to since the launch of Perception Neuron in 2014. And since Perception Neuron is portable, does not require a dedicated working space nor an expensive optical camera setup, the technology is accessible to schools at every grade level and budget that want to take their classrooms into the modern technology era.
“Although we knew the majority of our initial customer base would be involved in gaming and animation, we always envisioned Perception Neuron as a tool that would be accessible to the academic community and to educators of all kinds,” says Roch Nakajima, President of Noitom International. “We’ve always been supportive of the academic community by providing special pricing to schools and universities around the world. With the launch of our Academic Packages, we are reinforcing our commitment to education while also opening the door to smaller schools and classes that didn’t think they could have the budget and equipment to incorporate this type of cutting-edge technology.”
Currently, the Noitom Academic Packages are only available for the US and Canada but other countries will be opening up soon.
The Exclusive USA and Canada Noitom Academic Packages include:
MINI CLASS MOCAP PERCEPTION NEURON PACKAGE
(2x) Perception Neuron Alum 32 Edition
(2x) Anti-Mag Cases to store full body suit
3 hours of online training by Perception Neuron certified instructor
SMALL CLASS MOCAP PERCEPTION NEURON PACKAGE
(5x) Perception Neuron Alum 32 Edition
(5x) Anti-Mag Cases to store full body suit
3 hours of on-site training by Perception Neuron certified instructor (flight and accommodations included)
Price: $7,380 ($6,880 with online training)
LARGE CLASS MOCAP PERCEPTION NEURON PACKAGE
(10x) Perception Neuron Alum 32 Edition
(10x) Anti-Mag Cases to store full body suit
3 hours of on-site training by Perception Neuron certified instructor (flight and accommodations not included)
All packages include Perception Neuron’s Axis Neuron Software and SDK. Schools looking to purchase any of the Noitom Academic Solutions packages will be provided with a W8BEN-E Form.
For information about Noitom’s Academic Solution Perception Neuron packages, please visit https://neuronmocap.com/academic
Founded in 2011, Noitom Ltd. works with a team of dedicated engineers who develop world-class motion capture technology for consumer and industrial markets through the integration of MEMS sensors, pattern recognition, human kinetics and wireless transmission. Noitom is an international leader in innovative technology for use in animation, film, medical applications, robotics and gaming. Noitom is headquartered in Beijing with affiliate offices in Shenzhen. For further information about Noitom and its services, please visit, http://www.noitom.com. For general inquiries, please email, info(at)noitom.com.