Section: New Software and Platforms

Kinovis Platform

Figure 2. Kinovis platforms: on the left the Inria platform; on the right Grenoble Hospital platform.
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Kinovis (http://kinovis.inrialpes.fr/) is a multi-camera acquisition project that was selected within the call for proposals ”Equipements d’Excellence” of the program "Investissement d’Avenir" funded by the French government. The project involves 2 institutes: the Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, the Université Joseph Fourier and 4 laboratories: the LJK (laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann - applied mathematics), the LIG (Laboratoire d'informatique de Grenoble - Computer Science), the Gipsa lab (Signal, Speech and Image processing) and the LADAF (Grenoble Hospitals - Anatomy). The Kinovis environment is composed of 2 complementary platforms (see Figure 2). A first platform located at Inria Grenoble with a 10mx10m acquisition surface is equipped with 68 color cameras and 20 IR motion capture (mocap) cameras. It is the evolution of the Grimage platform towards the production of better models of more complex dynamic scenes. A second platform located at Grenoble Hospitals (CHU), within the LADAF anatomy laboratory, is equipped with 10 color and 2 X-ray cameras to enable combined analysis of internal and external shape structures, such as skeletons and their surrounding bodies. Both platforms have already demonstrated their potential through a range of projects lead by the team and externally. Members of Morpheo are highly involved in this project. Edmond Boyer is coordinating this project, and Julien Pansiot is managing the technical resources of both platforms.