The Body Tracking solution: Put back real users into the virtual prototyping design process!


Using a full body and hand motion tracking system, display a 3D avatar of the user’s fingers and body in the virtual scene.

Key features:

  • Compatible with a VR headset (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift)
  • Collision detection: display collisions
  • Ergonomics quotation: real-time evaluation of a posture
  • Equipment: Works with full / partial Motion Capture or Puppet Manipulation
  • Compatible with all supported 3D applications
  • Reporting: generate a complete detailed report

How does the TechViz Body Tracking work?

TechViz’s Body Tracking option works with our immersive 3D visualization software TechViz XL.

TechViz XL is Virtual Prototyping software acting like a driver to capture directly your 3D model (Autodesk Navisworks, Siemens Jack, Dassault Systemes 3DVia, among others). The Body Tracking option of this VR software is compatible with professional devices such as ART Human, Vicon, Motion Analysis, Optitrack, HTC VIVE tracker and more using VRPN protocol.

Use Cases:

  • Product Design: Helps verifying if the design is suitable to multiple types of users. The users’ morphology can be set up easily, allowing a heterogeneous evaluation of the ergonomics of the product.
  • Manufacturing: ideal to assess ergonomics. Being able to see how a body reacts with task repetition allows designers to improve the workshop. Digital evaluation allows multiple scenarios, quick setup and easy storage. The report gives a very detailed feedback to engineers and ergonomists who can really understand how to improve their product.

Real-time 3D visualization of the virtual avatar of the user’s body

With TechViz Body Tracking option, you will be able to put a physiological human into your virtual prototyping design process. The virtual Human follows physiological rules defined by users. Size and morphology can be tuned. Early in conception process, you can study how the human will behave into the environment. The human can be manipulated “puppet” style or can be controlled by real user thanks to a Motion Tracking device. You can simulate various tasks to check their feasibility.

Why use TechViz Virtual Body Tracking?

  • Easy setup: The Virtual Human/avatar can be controlled “puppet” style with a device for a quick check. A full Motion Tracking will be used for an accurate analysis.
  • TechViz Body Tracking option uses physiological rules to represent an realistic human.
  • Real-time evaluation of a work posture. Users can input ergonomics standards of their company, which will be used to compute a note of users’ posture. A color code will be displayed to easily understand the results.
  • Detailed Reporting: Excel sheets or HTML pages will be output at the end of the study, providing engineers with a feedback of what has been experienced. The report contains timed event, collision between part and body, ergonomics notation.
  • Compatible with all your CAD / Modeling / design applications. You don’t need a specific software, it works with all of them!