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Module INF-73-83-M-7

Simulation, capturing and analysis of human motion (Project) (M, 8.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-73-83-M-7 Simulation, capturing and analysis of human motion (Project) 8.0 CP (240 h)


CP, Effort 8.0 CP = 240 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-KI] Intelligent Systems
Reference course of study [INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
4L INF-73-83-K-7
Simulation, capturing and analysis of human motion (Project)
P 56 h 184 h
- no 8.0 SuSe
  • About [INF-73-83-K-7]: Title: "Simulation, capturing and analysis of human motion (Project)"; Presence-Time: 56 h; Self-Study: 184 h
  • About [INF-73-83-K-7]: The study achievement "[AUSARB_P] written elaboration and presentation" must be obtained.

Evaluation of grades

The module is not graded (only study achievements)..


Research, design, implementation and evaluation of algorithms and methods for simulating, capturing and analyzing human motion (e.g. in the area of computer graphics, physics, biomechanics, computer vision, sensor fusion, optimal control, machine learning) for applications in, e.g., rehabilitation, sport and ergonomy. Example topics may include: physics-based simulation of soft tissue (skin, muscles, cloths) and natural human motion, extraction of anthropometric parameters from 3D person scans, sensor-body calibration for wearable sensors (e.g. inertial measurement units), inertial motion capture, modelling, learning and recognition of human motion patterns.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to
  • apply engineering methods and techniques in practice, applying advanced knowledge in the field of simulation, acquisition and analysis of human motion
  • evaluate the algorithms and procedures used in the project in the field of simulation, acquisition and analysis of human motion,
  • get familiar with existing software libraries to implement the project in an object-oriented programming language or scripting language (C++, Matlab, Python)
  • use development, management and testing tools,
  • to go through a complete development and testing cycle in collaboration with a team,
  • independently define requirements for a system solution
  • divide agreed and self-chosen tasks into subtasks and to work on them together in a cooperative manner,
  • estimate and plan the project effort in detail and to use resources in a goal-oriented way,
  • document, manage and present work results comprehensively and accurately
  • present a specialist lecture using suitable media to a heterogeneous specialist audience,
  • lead and moderate a well-founded discussion on the chosen topic based on a technical lecture,
  • assess one's own scope for action and decision-making and the responsibility associated with it and, if necessary, to obtain specific information,
  • define priorities, derive tasks, develop solutions and monitor progress
  • recognize misunderstandings and role conflicts in communication situations at an early stage and to contribute to conflict resolution,
  • argue goal-oriented in controversial discussions and to deal with criticism objectively,
  • participate constructively and actively in heterogeneous working groups,
  • represent independent points of view and, if necessary, points of view that differ from others in a very comprehensible way and to argue plausibly and convincingly,
  • develop their own professional, methodological, technological, interdisciplinary, social and personal skills independently

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-73-83-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective