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A System for Training Stuffed-Suit Posing Without a Suit

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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.

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  • Stuffed suit
  • Training
  • Motion capture system
  • Visually feed back

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This research was supported in part by a Grant in aid for Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO) and CREST from the Japan Science and Technology Agency.

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Nakayama, R., Terada, T., Tsukamoto, M. (2018). A System for Training Stuffed-Suit Posing Without a Suit. In: Murao, K., Ohmura, R., Inoue, S., Gotoh, Y. (eds) Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. MobiCASE 2018. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 240. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90740-6_11

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