This project is developed, maintained, and managed by the
FreeMoCap Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit corporation in the State of Massachusetts.
The FreeMoCap project began as a panicked attempt by Jon Matthis to
maintain productivity after his human subjects research plans collapsed in the early days of the Covid 19
The original plan was to create a tool that would make it possible to study the neural control of human
movement without access to the expensive, specialized motion capture equipment of his official research lab.
However, in the process of developing early proof-of-concept versions of this system it became clear that
there was a significant societal need for a high quality, minimum cost motion capture system. This (relatively
small scale) public need derives from a larger inequity - namely, the ever-growing gap between the general
population and the fruits of high science and technology.