View Full Version : manual video phase delimiting software

01-16-2008, 06:32 PM
Dear Biomch-L readers,
My colleagues and I are facing a large amount of locomotion videos
from which we have to manually determine the heel strike and toe off
times (e.g. http://users.ugent.be/~pmalcolm/mail2/samplevideo.avi). I
was wondering if there is any software that would allow to do this in
an ergonomic way?

It would be ideal if there would be a software that allows opening an
avi, where you could navigate through the video by means of the arrow
keys and each time when a gait event occurs you could press a
designated key (e.g. F1 for heel strike right, F2 for heel strike
left, ...) which would automatically add the corresponding time or
frame number to a txt-file. (e.g.

In this way you would be able to keep your hands on the keyboard
(=work faster) and there would be no risk for mistyping the times or
frame numbers. Does anyone know of a software package that allows
working in such a way or that could be adapted for this purpose?

thanks for your suggestions, sincerely,
Philippe Malcolm (philippe.malcolm@ugent.be, +32(0)