Objectification of human movement in healthy and pathological conditions is currently desirable in many fields such as rehabilitation, orthopaedics, kinesiology and sports science. Although many systems have been developed for movement analysis their complexity greatly reduces their routine application, particularly in the clinical setting. This paper describes a new movement analysis system, based on image analysis and software object recognition. This system tracks and reconstructs the 3D pose and movements of a body region by using images acquired by 4 webcams and then by using image processing and computer vision techniques. As an example we describe the system applied to the recording of hand and finger pose and movements. However, following the same logical approach, it is possible to use it for other specific systems (such as shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle).

A DEDICATED SYSTEM FOR MOVEMENT ANALYSIS

PLACIDI, GIUSEPPE;CACCHIO, ANGELO
2010

Abstract

Objectification of human movement in healthy and pathological conditions is currently desirable in many fields such as rehabilitation, orthopaedics, kinesiology and sports science. Although many systems have been developed for movement analysis their complexity greatly reduces their routine application, particularly in the clinical setting. This paper describes a new movement analysis system, based on image analysis and software object recognition. This system tracks and reconstructs the 3D pose and movements of a body region by using images acquired by 4 webcams and then by using image processing and computer vision techniques. As an example we describe the system applied to the recording of hand and finger pose and movements. However, following the same logical approach, it is possible to use it for other specific systems (such as shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle).
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