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Title: PhD Motion Capture of SwimmingPosted: June 24, 2017
Company/Institution: University of Bath
Location: Bath, UK
Department: Computer Science

Description: Motion capture is a technique to obtain accurate models of human motion from cameras. Used in films, games, and sports there are methods for capturing complex motions including walking, running, jumping and so on. But at this point in time there are only a limited set of techniques available to capture swimming.

This project offers a fully funded PhD to develop a technique for motion capture of swimmers. The output will be in the form of an animated swimmer that is accurate enough to be of value to the games industry. It will be supervised by Professor Peter Hall, of the Visual Computing group at Bath, with advice and input from Dr Cassie Wilson from the department of health.

This is an opportunity to join the highly successful CAMERA project at the University of Bath. The successful candidate will be expected to publish in the highest quality journals and conferences; to travel both within the UK and overseas and to engage with fellow academics and industrial partners. He/she will be able to demonstrate an outstanding academic record at undergraduate level in a highly numerate subject. Additional material such as publications or high quality projects can be used to support applications.

To learn more about this project, including a structured programme of study and it is value to industry contact the lead investigator Peter Hall on

Application Instructions: Formal applications must be made via the University of Bath’s online application form. See
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