Chicken Head Tracking – Smarter Every Day

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Chickens have a great ability to keep their heads stable. Our bodies use a gyro-like mechanism in our ears which has 3 mutually orthogonal inertial measurement devices. Modern motion processors use something called an Inertial Measurment Unit (IMU). These devices provide movement data which can be used to compensate for the movement. Chickens apparently have the same type mechanism only with a higher update rate.

*Update* The chickens were eaten by the family dog. WHOOPS! 🙁

*Update #2* Sis and I are shot a music video. If you’re interested search for “Briley brand new key”

*Update #3*
Currently under non-exclusive license to be played on Fuji-TV in Japan. Ha Ha. Who would have thought?

*Update #4* July 10th, 2009 1 MILLION HITS Woo Hoo!

* Update #5 Sep 25th 2013 This idea was used in a commercial by Mercedes: “Mercedes-Benz TV: MAGIC BODY CONTROL TV commercial ”

~~~~~~~~ German / Deutsch courtesy of Bursaap ~~~~~
Hühner haben eine bermerkenswertige Fähigkeit ihre Köpfe stabil zu halten. Unsere Körper benutzen ein gyroskopisches Mechanismus das drei gegenseitige senkrechte biomechanische Inertialsensore. Moderne bewegungs Prozessoren benutzen einen sogennanten Inertial Measurement Unit, eine art Inertialsensor. Diese Geräte geben Daten an so dass es möglich ist die Bewegnung auszugleichen. Hühner haben anscheinend das selbe Biomechanismus aber mit höhreren aktualisierungs Häufigkeit.
*Update* Die Hühner wurden bei dem Familienhund gefressen! OOOPS 

*Update #2* Meine Schwester und Ich haben ein Musikvideo aufgenommen. Wenn es Sie interresiert suchen Sie “Briley brand new key”

*Update #3*
Dieses Video wird in Japan auf Fuji-TV Spielen. Ha Ha. Wer hätte es gedacht?

*Update #4* July 10th, 2009 Eine Million hits! Geil!


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