A Comparison of Feature Measurements for Kinetic Studies on Human Bodies

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The paper reports about a performance comparison within a joint project of computer vision, and sport and exercise sciences. The project is directed on the understanding of human motion based on shape features and kinetic studies. Three shape recovery techniques, a traditional technique as used in sport and exercise sciences (manual measurement based on an elliptical zone assumption) and two computer vision techniques (based on a small number of occluding contours, and a new combination of photometric stereo and shape from boundaries), are compared using a mannequin as test object. The computer vision techniques have been designed to go towards dynamic shape recovery (humans in motion). The paper reports about these three techniques and their measurement accuracies. 1 Centre for Image Technology and Robotics, Computer Vision Unit, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand 2 Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Tamaki Campus, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand A Comparison of Feature Measurements for Kinetic Studies on Human Bodies Nikki Austin, Yen Chen, Reinhard Klette, Robert Marshall, Yuan-sheng Tsai and Yongbao Zhang 1Center for Image Technology and Robotics Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences Tamaki Campus, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Abstract. The paper reports about a performance comparison within a joint project of computer vision, and sport and exercise sciences. The project is directed on the understanding of human motion based on shape features and kinetic studies. Three shape recovery techniques, a traditional technique as used in sport and exercise sciences (manual measurement based on an elliptical zone assumption) and two computer vision techniques (based on a small number of occluding contours, and a new combination of photometric stereo and shape from boundaries), are compared using a mannequin as test object. The computer vision techniques have been designed to go towards dynamic shape recovery (humans in motion). The paper reports about these three techniques and their measurement accuracies. The paper reports about a performance comparison within a joint project of computer vision, and sport and exercise sciences. The project is directed on the understanding of human motion based on shape features and kinetic studies. Three shape recovery techniques, a traditional technique as used in sport and exercise sciences (manual measurement based on an elliptical zone assumption) and two computer vision techniques (based on a small number of occluding contours, and a new combination of photometric stereo and shape from boundaries), are compared using a mannequin as test object. The computer vision techniques have been designed to go towards dynamic shape recovery (humans in motion). The paper reports about these three techniques and their measurement accuracies.

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-44690-7_6

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@inproceedings{Austin2001ACO, title={A Comparison of Feature Measurements for Kinetic Studies on Human Bodies}, author={Nikki Austin and Yen Chen and Reinhard Klette and Robert Marshall and Yuan-sheng Tsai and Yongbao Zhang}, booktitle={RobVis}, year={2001} }