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A.C. Lighting Suspends Infra Red Imaging System

16th January 2003

A.C. Lighting's Northern Division has recently completed a project installation for The University of Leeds Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences Department (ULISES).

The department of sport and exercise sciences approached A.C. Lighting to develop a solution to rig and manually adjust the position of high speed motion tracking cameras in their Sports Biomechanics Laboratory.

The Infra Red cameras are used to assess the movement and performance of athletes under controlled laboratory conditions in both research and teaching. Activities routinely investigated include: rock climbers (the laboratory features an adjustable indoor climbing wall); runners, and various throwers and kickers, with a heavy duty net designed to catch missiles.

A moving camera grid, constructed from a series of 48mm aluminium tubes was assembled, featuring adjustable and fixed drop arms, Doughty barrel trolleys, and Manfrotto camera brackets.

A significant benefit of this bespoke system is that floor space is maximised for experiments, whilst addressing the problem of being able to position cameras anywhere in the laboratory.

Dr Messenger, Biomechanics Lecturer of ULISES commented: "The rig allows us a high degree of flexibility in camera placement without the encumbrance of bulky tripods. Once optimum camera positions have been set for a specific experiment they can be left in situ for longer, and increase efficiency of both the space and equipment usage."