Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiCASE 2018, Osaka, Japan, February 28 – March 2, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

A System for Training Stuffed-Suit Posing Without a Suit

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-90740-6_11,
        author={Ryo Nakayama and Tsutom Terada and Masahiko Tsukamoto},
        title={A System for Training Stuffed-Suit Posing Without a Suit},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiCASE 2018,  Osaka, Japan, February 28 -- March 2, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2018},
        month={5},
        keywords={Stuffed suit Training Motion capture system Visually feed back},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-90740-6_11}
    }
    
  • Ryo Nakayama
    Tsutom Terada
    Masahiko Tsukamoto
    Year: 2018
    A System for Training Stuffed-Suit Posing Without a Suit
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90740-6_11
Ryo Nakayama1,*, Tsutom Terada,*, Masahiko Tsukamoto1,*
  • 1: Kobe University
*Contact email: nakayamaryou@stu.kobe-u.ac.jp, tsutomu@eedept.kobe-u.ac.jp, tuka@kobe-u.ac.jp

Abstract

People who perform while wearing stuffed suits are popular among people of all ages; however, the performers need to train themselves stuffed-suits on their posing before performing. Many performers are forced to train themselves to pose without wearing a stuffed suit because there are few environments where they can train with a stuffed suit, which makes pose training difficult for them. This paper describes a system we propose that enables performers without a stuffed suit to pose train themselves by observing images of the same type of stuffed suits that performers actually wear. Using our system enables users to train themselves with the same sensations they would feel when wearing stuffed suits, which enables them to perform the posing smoothly in a stuffed suit. We carried out a preliminary study to verify the difficulties performers face when wearing a stuffed suit and implemented a prototype of our proposed system. Evaluation results confirmed that using our system enabled performers to improve their posing skills compared with conventional training methods.