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.

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
Université du Québec à Montréal