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How to determine an estimate of speed and overall distance travelled

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How to determine an estimate of speed and overall distance travelled
molly mactaggart
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Hi All,

I apologise in advance, I am very new to this software and am not techy at all, I am sure this is very easy!

I have a video of a maggot moving. I have made a track using point mass and manually tracked its movement through around 20 frames. I have used a calibration stick of 1cm.

As I am sure you can imagine this maggot is not moving in a straight line, basically wiggling from side to side.

Firstly I would like to calculate the overall distance travelled by the maggot. Surely this is possible by adding all of the distances between the points I made. Then the distance would be unitless, but as I used a callibration of 1cm, the programme could then compare to the calibration stick to give me an answer in cm?

Secondly I would like to calculate the average speed travelled by the maggot. Again, surely this is possible using a similar method as before.

I am sure this is very simple to do, and I am being incompetent by not finding this out myself. Again, I am very bad with technology! Thank you in advance for your help and patience.

I would really appreciate some help as soon as possible, as I am finding this all rather stressful and overwhelming!

Thank you again.

Best wishes,

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