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  • Kinetics Toolkit: Open-source package and resources to learn biomechanical data processing using Python --- Looking for potential users and contributors

    Hello all!

    For the last few years, I have been developing a Python toolbox that performs the most common data processing in biomechanics, e.g., filtering, detecting/segmenting cycles, performing geometrical operations, visualizing markers in 3D, etc. This toolbox has been open-source for two years now, and it is to my opinion fully usable in research. There is already an important amount of tutorials and resources to learn it.

    https://kineticstoolkit.uqam.ca

    My next objective for this project is to focus on learning, so that new students and researchers without a background in Computer Science or Engineering are able to perform complex 3D operations, while still understand what they do (no magic blackboxes). I believe there is a real need for that kind of formation/toolbox combination.

    Starting today, I'm on an academic sabbatical leave and I will dedicate a substantial amount of time on this project. My first goal is to build a community of potential users and contributors. This is my first attempt to publicize an open-source project, and I'll sure need your help. I'm starting with this biomch-L forum, hoping it could reach a few people.

    If you are interested in this project, in some way or another, you could start by following it on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KineticsToolkit

    I guess this may be a great starting point, first to see if there is an interest, and second to know how to steer the project.

    Thanks for reading!

    Félix Chénier
    Professor
    Université du Québec à Montréal
    https://felixchenier.uqam.ca
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