Since 2006, Fay Engineering has used Human Motion Capture for the analysis and representation of people in motion. Motion Capture (or Mocap for short) uses an electronic system to record a person's movements into a computer. This digital recording can be used to animate a human model within a 3D environment. If you've seen the movies, "Shrek" or "Avatar", then you've seen Mocap in action.
It is possible for a digital artist to create realistic-looking human motion using traditional character animation techniques. However, this is only the artist's impression of how a person would move. In contrast, Mocap records the actual movements of a real person. With its ability to record nuances of balance, dexterity and timing, Mocap provides a reliable method for objective forensic evaluation of human movement.