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Automatic Video-based Motion Analysis

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115304
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X15.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Vecna Technologies Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane Suite 500 Greenbelt, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Automatic Video-based Motion Analysis
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CA06C
Award Amount: $700,000.00
 

Abstract:

Understanding task performance and crew behavioral health is crucial to mission success and to the optimal design, development, and operation of next-generation spacecraft. Onboard resources, like a conventional 2D video camera, can capture crew motion and interaction; however, there is a critical need for a software tool that achieves unobtrusive, non-invasive, automatic analysis of crew activity from this footage.The proposed automatic video-based motion analysis software (AVIMA) supports this R & D effort by automatically processing and analyzing complex human motions in conventional 2D video without the use of specialized markers. Unlike many video analytics solutions, AVIMA goes beyond simple blob-based video analysis by tracking the geometric configuration of human body parts like the trunk, head, and limbs. This tracking enables human motion understanding algorithms to model and recognize complex human actions and interactions.The resulting system will represent a substantial breakthrough providing benefits to an array of applications in video surveillance, human-computer interaction, human factors engineering, and robotics.

Principal Investigator:

Neal Checka
Principal Investigator
6176748545
nchecka@vecna.com

Business Contact:

Alan Vail
Deputy General Counsel
6176748247
avail@vecna.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VECNA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 500 Greenbelt, MD 20770-1423

EIN/Tax ID: 522152399
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No