Avex Management Inc.

VisionPose Utilized in a Dance Skill Evaluation App

Integrated into the ‘Avex Street Dance Certification Test’,
a smartphone application that uses video analysis to evaluate dance technique scores.

Hiromu Hoshino, Management Headquarters of Avex Management Inc.

Initial Business Requirements

The ‘Avex Street Dance Certification Test’ aims to supply people with a quantitative evaluation of dance skills through video analysis and data science, since previously, this could only be evaluated qualitatively.

To realize this, we needed a solution that could capture the unique movements of dance and detect the necessary skeleton information quickly and accurately.

Why We Chose VisionPose

The skeletal detection software we used prior to VisionPose wasn’t as customizable as we needed it to be, even though there were plenty of points to improve on, because it was open source software from overseas.

VisionPose was able to be as flexible as we needed it to be, and could also be improved to handle additional detectable skeletons, as well as additional annotation work.

Implementation Results and Future Outlook

NEXT-SYSTEM provided us with a lot of technical support after integrating VisionPose into our workflow, and we were able to start addressing our needs very quickly by adding skeletal detection points and additional annotation. Our analytical accuracy improved, and we were able to evaluate dance skills to a much higher degree.

The documentation and support tools are excellent, and we feel that we have been able to greatly reduce our operating costs compared to before.

Currently, we are running VisionPose in a cloud environment, but in the future, we would like to challenge ourselves to develop new services such as analyzing dance videos in real time on native applications using VisionPose Single3D.

By implementing VisionPose, we have greatly improved the accuracy of skeletal detection that is core to the Avex Street Dance Certification Test.

We are very grateful for the careful attention to various aspects of the implementation, such as optimization to existing system requirements and customization specifically aimed at dance video analysis.

Hiromu Hoshino

Management Headquarters of Avex Management Inc.

Corporate Profile

Company Name
Avex Inc.
4,521.6748 million yen
Number of Employees
1,458 (as of April 1, 2021)
Music Business, Animation Business, Digital Business, etc.

We are able to achieve quantitative scoring for dance skills by using the latest in video analysis technology and data science. You can take the Avex Street Dance Certification Test with the app every month.