Real-time Motion Analysis

Joint motion estimation with inertial sensors and its integration with Kinect

This video illustrates first trials which explored the combined use of inertial sensors and Kinect to estimate joint motion for rehabilitation applications. This integration has indeed a great potential due to the complimentary roles both sensing systems feature. In this particular video, accelerometers and gyrometers are used to estimate joint angle, while the Kinect is used for initializing the inertial system and for enabling 3D visualization of the performed task.

Real-time feedback using Kinect

This video was recently presented by Roberto Baptista in ICRA 2013 in a workshop on Computational Techniques in Natural Motion Analysis and Reconstruction. The video demonstrates a simple methodology to facilitate learning of specialized movements using Kinect to provide real-time feedback.