2S10: Motion Amplification: It’s all about the structure

Jeff Hay, Founder and CEO, RDI Technologies


Motion Amplification (MA) is a video-processing technique that detects subtle motion and amplifies that motion to a level visible to the naked eye. Videos created through Motion Amplification enhance the understanding of the components and interrelationships creating the motion. Every pixel in the camera becomes a sensor, creating millions of data points in an instant, all in phase with one another.

A series of case studies will be examined focusing on structural components. Often structural components are the root cause of failure with machinery but are hard to diagnose or detect. Traditional vibration can often overlook these faults. We will examine how Motion Amplification lends itself to easily identify and diagnose structural issues common to motors and pumps. A live demonstration will be done to help understand the technique.


Jeff Hay, PhD is the Founder and CEO of RDI Technologies.  He is the inventor and visionary behind the Iris M platform that allows you to amplify and measure motion with the use of video.  His products are moving industrial vibration to the visual spectrum.  His passion is using his background in applied optical technology to change the way you see machinery and maintenance.