Consistency verification of marker-less gait assessment system for stair walking

Ami Ogawa, Ayanori Yorozu, Akira Mita, Masaki Takahashi, Christos Georgoulas, Thomas Bock

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Abstract

The number of elderly people is drastically increasing. To support them, the gait information is under the spotlight since it has the relationship between the fall risk and dementia. Among other scenarios, a relatively higher level of ability is needed for the stair walking as it requires balancing and loading. Conventionally, 3D motion capture devices have been used to acquire the parameters of stair walking. However, it is difficult to acquire daily parameters as the equipment needs complicated preparation and body-worn markers. In this study, we propose a system which can acquire daily stair walking parameters using only depth data obtained by Kinect v2 without restraining by markers. We confirmed the accuracy of our proposed system compared with a 3D motion capture system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering - 4th International Conference, IWBBIO 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages653-663
Number of pages11
Volume9656
ISBN (Print)9783319317434
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event4th International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, IWBBIO 2016 - Granada, Spain
Duration: 2016 Apr 202016 Apr 22

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9656
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other4th International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, IWBBIO 2016
CountrySpain
CityGranada
Period16/4/2016/4/22

Keywords

  • Depth data
  • Kinect v2
  • Marker-less gait measurement
  • Stair walking
  • VICON

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Ogawa, A., Yorozu, A., Mita, A., Takahashi, M., Georgoulas, C., & Bock, T. (2016). Consistency verification of marker-less gait assessment system for stair walking. In Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering - 4th International Conference, IWBBIO 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9656, pp. 653-663). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9656). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31744-1_57