Accuracy and robustness of Kinect pose estimation in the context of coaching of elderly population

Stepan Obdrzalek, Gregorij Kurillo, Ferda Ofli, Ruzena Bajcsy, Edmund Seto, Holly Jimison, Michael Pavel

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Abstract

The Microsoft Kinect camera is becoming increasingly popular in many areas aside from entertainment, including human activity monitoring and rehabilitation. Many people, however, fail to consider the reliability and accuracy of the Kinect human pose estimation when they depend on it as a measuring system. In this paper we compare the Kinect pose estimation (skeletonization) with more established techniques for pose estimation from motion capture data, examining the accuracy of joint localization and robustness of pose estimation with respect to the orientation and occlusions. We have evaluated six physical exercises aimed at coaching of elderly population. Experimental results present pose estimation accuracy rates and corresponding error bounds for the Kinect system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Pages1188-1193
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2012Sep 1 2012

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Other34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/28/129/1/12

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Human Activities
Rehabilitation
Joints
Exercise
Population
Patient rehabilitation
Data acquisition
Cameras
Mentoring
Monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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Obdrzalek, S., Kurillo, G., Ofli, F., Bajcsy, R., Seto, E., Jimison, H., & Pavel, M. (2012). Accuracy and robustness of Kinect pose estimation in the context of coaching of elderly population. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 1188-1193). [6346149] https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346149

Accuracy and robustness of Kinect pose estimation in the context of coaching of elderly population. / Obdrzalek, Stepan; Kurillo, Gregorij; Ofli, Ferda; Bajcsy, Ruzena; Seto, Edmund; Jimison, Holly; Pavel, Michael.

Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2012. p. 1188-1193 6346149.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Obdrzalek, S, Kurillo, G, Ofli, F, Bajcsy, R, Seto, E, Jimison, H & Pavel, M 2012, Accuracy and robustness of Kinect pose estimation in the context of coaching of elderly population. in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS., 6346149, pp. 1188-1193, 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/28/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346149
Obdrzalek S, Kurillo G, Ofli F, Bajcsy R, Seto E, Jimison H et al. Accuracy and robustness of Kinect pose estimation in the context of coaching of elderly population. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2012. p. 1188-1193. 6346149 https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346149
Obdrzalek, Stepan ; Kurillo, Gregorij ; Ofli, Ferda ; Bajcsy, Ruzena ; Seto, Edmund ; Jimison, Holly ; Pavel, Michael. / Accuracy and robustness of Kinect pose estimation in the context of coaching of elderly population. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2012. pp. 1188-1193
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