Perception Neuron Announces Winners of “Set Your World in Motion” Video Contest

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Noitom announces the winners after a global search for the best and most innovative ideas for their Perception Neuron motion capture.

The winners of the Set Your World in Motion with Perception Neuron have been announced.

The winners of the Set Your World in Motion with Perception Neuron have been announced.

People everywhere are ready to test the boundaries of motion capture.

Noitom, the company behind Perception Neuron, the world’s most affordable and versatile motion capture system, is pleased to announce the winners of their “Set Your World in Motion with Perception Neuron” video contest. The contest, launched in June, asked contestants to submit a 3-5 minute video on an idea for how to use the Perception Neuron full-body and hands, IMU-based motion capture system. Contestants were asked to submit ideas for how to use the system within the realms of animation, film, science, sports, education and medicine.

Over 100 entrants from around the world participated in the contest which ultimately awarded 9 winners with prizes including up to two of Perception Neuron’s 32 Alum motion capture systems and $5,000 to fund their project. Open to contestants anywhere, the aim of the “Set Your World in Motion with Perception Neuron” video contest was to broaden the horizons for creativity in mocap.

Originally slated to award only 6 winners, the contest received so many entries that it was extended one more month and three more prizes were added. The total 9 winners included; three Grand Prize winners, three Judges Favorites, and three Second Prize winners.

Grand Prize winners will each receive two Perception Neuron 32 Alum Edition motion capture systems and $5,000 each. Three Judges Favorites will each receive two Perception Neuron 32 Alum motion capture systems, and three Second Prize winners will each receive one Perception Neuron 32-Neuron Alum Edition motion capture system.

The contest closed on July 15 and winners were announced in August. Noitom announced the names of the winners on the Perception Neuron website, neuronmocap.com, and on their Facebook and Twitter pages. The complete list of winners includes:

Grand Prize:

Onat Hekimoglu - Harold Halibut - A Handmade Adventure Game
Simon Legrand - The MocapStudio, London
Andrew Huang - Creating a Digital Underworld: A Mocap "Inferno"

Judges Favorites:
Dan Brown - 21 Points - Short Film
Bruno Martelli - Dazzle Ball
Jeff Scheetz - NASA SEALS

Second Prize Winners:
Ed Coy - The Beginning of Things
Paulo Scatena - Capturing The Poetry of Movement
Danny Valimaki - Action Force 4, CG animated series

“Not only was it a lot of fun to to watch all of these creative videos and see some wonderful ideas for motion capture, but the contest itself was a great way to bring the entire Perception Neuron community together in a way that celebrated everyone’s efforts toward advancing mocap technology,” says Haoyang Liu, CEO of Noitom. “There are so many possibilities with this type of technology, and as we saw with most of our entries, people everywhere are ready to test the boundaries of motion capture. We are very excited about being a part of making some of these motion capture dreams come true.”

Each of the winners will have 12 months to complete their concepts. All of the winning video entries can be seen now on the Perception Neuron website’s showcase. Perception Neuron will next appear in the Future Zone of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam from September 9-13. For more information on IBC, please visit http://www.ibc.org

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.

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