Within the Development coordination disorder stigmatisation (DCD-stigma) project, we investigate the relationship between social stereotype and perception of disordered coordination, jointly with  psychologists. 3D motion capture is used as method to record and observe poor coordinated movement. We subsequently visualise the recordings of people with DCD and without, allowing for comparison as well as the analysis of perceived social abilities.

The members of research team include Prof Peter Hegarty (Psychology, Open University), Prof Dr Fridolin Wild (PAL, Open University), Dr Judith Gentle (University of Surrey), Dr Aliah Shaheen (Brunel University), John Twycross (UCL), and Xinyu Huang (PAL, Open University).

On October 6, 2021, the team met at Brunel University for a first face-to-face group meeting after the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this meeting, we tested the set up for motion capture with a portable suit, Rokoko, which allows us to directly capture data for body, hand, and facial animation. The animations we are planning to record with study participants include walking, hand shaking, stair climbing, bouncing a ball, pulling out a chair, sitting, and standing. Data collection will begin in December 2021.