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WhoLoDancE: Deliverable 1.5 - Data acquisition plan

El Raheb, Katerina; Katifori, Vivi; Kasomoulis, Aristotelis

The following deliverable presents the methodology which was followed in order to plan the Motion Capture Sessions of WhoLoDancE, in a way that will maximize the impact of the technologies used, optimize the time management, select the movement sequences that we need to capture and store, and prepare for these sessions aiming at building a repository of movement which will cover the needs of the learning scenarios of WhoLoDancE. This deliverable according to the project time-plan has a delivery date later than the conclusion of the motion capture sessions as foreseen from the same time-plan. The deliverable reports both the data acquisition plan as it has been formulated before the realization of the sessions and also gives an overview of the results of the process. Sections 2 and 3 outline the planning process and provide details on how it has been realized whereas section 4 presents a summary of the outcomes, both in terms of content produced and infrastructure used for its storage. In particular, in section 2 (Methodology and Preparation), we describe the steps which we have followed to organize the collaboration between technical and dance partners and deal with the variety and diversity of the four different dance genres/use cases of WhoLoDancE (Contemporary dance, Ballet, Greek Folk, Flamenco). We explain the systematic way of preparing the shot list, aiming at keeping the balance between a) user-oriented and context-specific perspective, in order to select kinetic content which will be satisfying to deliver the needs of each dance genre learning scenario, and b) technical perspective, through selecting data which will be subject to further automated analysis, and synthesis of movements and will support the different objectives of the WhoLoDancE project. In section 4 (The process: Motion Capture Sessions), we describe the process of the Motion Capture sessions, including a short description of the technologies used, the locations, the context of capturing and quality control. The third and last part summarizes the outcome of the Motion Capture sessions and provides numbers and statistics about the produced data. Finally, at the end (section 5) there is an appendix with the detailed schedules and other relevant documents.

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