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

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

Conference Proceedings 2012: 1188-1193

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.

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Accession: 051326254

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PMID: 23366110

DOI: 10.1109/embc.2012.6346149

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