Virtual Sensei Lite™ released

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Virtual Sensei Lite™ has been finally released. We are proud of presenting this innovative tool as our effort to bring tangible results to athletes, coaches, scientist and enthusiasts, from all over the world and from various disciplines.

Virtual Sensei Lite™ is a software for instrumented and objective 3D biomechanical analysis of sports motions.

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Multibody Dynamics 2011 • ECCOMAS thematic conference

Virtual Sensei Poster for Eccomas 2011

The ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics was held in Brussels, Belgium from July 4th to 7th 2011 and was organized by the Université catholique de Louvain. The Conference aims at providing a forum for discussion and technical exchanges between researchers from around the globe on the most recent advances in this rapidly growing field.

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Analysis of jodan mawashi geri in elite and young athletes

Selene Guglielmi and Roberta Sodero

As preannounced, the object of our latest acquisitions was the execution of the jodan mawashi geri (high roundhouse kick), performed by subjects of different age, gender and technical skills, spacing from young (but already qualified) to élite athletes. This session is part of some tests planned in collaboration with Prof. Pierluigi Aschieri, head coach of the Italian National Karate Team.

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EKF 46th European Karate Championships Zurich 2011 • Live Streaming

European Karate Championships 2011 Zurich

For all the fans of Virtual Sensei, the EKF 46th European Senior Karate Championships 2011 in LIVE STREAMING from Zurich (Switzerland). Click on play and enjoy!

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46th European Senior Karate Championships • New project plan

Sara Battaglia, Viviana Bottaro and Michela Pezzetti

The training camp for the preparation of the EKF 46th European Senior Karate Championships that will be held in Zurich (Switzerland) from 6th to 8th May 2011, was the occasion for a summit between Virtual Sensei Team and the top management of the Italian national karate team.

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24° Bosphorus Cup • Acquisitions pre-tournament

Michela Pezzetti gyaku tsuki

During the training camp for the preparation of the 24° Bosphorus Cup (held on 16-17th April 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey), Virtual Sensei Team had the opportunity of doing another mocap session (see the previous session) with 2 athletes of the Italian National Karate Team:

Michela Pezzetti, member of the senior female kata team, 3rd at 2010 WKF World Championships (Belgrade, Serbia) and 2nd at 2010 EKF European Championships (Athens, Greece);

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Virtual Sensei at “Karate all Stars”

Valdesi, Maurino, Figuccio and Virtual Sensei

On 9th and 10th April 2011 Virtual Sensei was guest at Karate all Stars, the international seminar with 8 WKF World and European Champions from the Italian National Team, organized by SportivArt.

The following champions were present at the event:

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Prof. Pierluigi Aschieri • Interview about Virtual Sensei

In this video Prof. Pierluigi Aschieri, head coach of the FIJLKAM Italian karate team, talks about the use of Virtual Sensei on élite athletes like Luca Valdesi, Viviana Bottaro, Sara Cardin and Salvatore Loria. See the promo video and the gallery of the event.

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Gallery • Italian Karate Team & Virtual Sensei

Alessandro Timmi and Luca Valdesi

The gallery below shows the Italian National Karate Team (Luca Valdesi, Viviana Bottaro, Sara Cardin, Salvatore Loria and Prof. Pierluigi Aschieri) in action during the mocap session. See here for a video and a description of the event.

You can also watch the interview with Prof. Pierluigi Aschieri, head coach of the italian National Karate Team, explaining the purposes of our collaboration.

Thanks to Francesco Forte for the photos.

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Italian Karate Team & Virtual Sensei

A new milestone in the development of Virtual Sensei: we are proud to announce our official collaboration with the Italian Karate Team and FIJLKAM (Federazione Italiana Judo Lotta Karate e Arti Marziali, the Italian Karate federation accredited by the WKF). Champions such as Luca Valdesi, Viviana Bottaro, Sara Cardin and Salvatore Loria, who are at the top of world Karate both in Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring), wore Virtual Sensei suits while unleashing all their power and technique.

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