Towards a detailed anthropometric body characterization using the Microsoft Kinect.

Abstract

Anthropometry has been widely used in different fields, providing relevant information for medicine, ergonomics and biometric applications. However, the existent solutions present marked disadvantages, reducing the employment of this type of evaluation. Studies have been conducted in order to easily determine anthropometric measures considering data provided by low-cost sensors, such as the Microsoft Kinect. In this work, a methodology is proposed and implemented for estimating anthropometric measures considering the information acquired with this sensor. The measures obtained with this method were compared with the ones from a validation system, Qualisys. Comparing the relative errors determined with state-of-art references, for some of the estimated measures, lower errors were verified and a more complete characterization of the whole body structure was achieved.

DOI: 10.3233/THC-151116

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@article{Domingues2016TowardsAD, title={Towards a detailed anthropometric body characterization using the Microsoft Kinect.}, author={Ana J{\'u}lia Domingues and Filipa Carreira - Barbosa and Eduardo Marques Pereira and M{\'a}rcio Borgonovo Santos and Aderito Seixas and Jo{\~a}o M. Vilas-Boas and Joaquim Gabriel and Ricardo Vardasca}, journal={Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine}, year={2016}, volume={24 2}, pages={251-65} }