Injury prevention during physical training and sports remains a top priority for U.S. military. Injury epidemiology studies indicate a significant proportion of musculoskeletal injuries are preventable and may be averted through neuromuscular retraining programs. Physical training programs sometimes utilize motion capture to identify dangerous behaviors, reduce injury rates, and improve physical performance. However, current technology is not suited to operate in practical, real-world conditions.


ReCap has developed a patent-pending elastic reticulation (network) of strain sensors that monitors joint angles. This type of motion capture overcomes the accuracy, affordability, ergonomic, and practical limitations of current mocap technology. We propose to develop wearable motion capture suits that allow the medical staff to deliver individualized intervention strategies.