Multi-camera systems for rehabilitation therapies: a study of the precision of Microsoft Kinect sensors

  • Miguel Oliver
  • Francisco Montero
  • José Pascual Molina
  • Pascual González
  • Antonio Fernández-Caballero


This paper seeks to determine how the overlap of several infrared beams affects the tracked position of the user, depending on the angle of incidence of light, distance to the target, distance between sensors, and the number of capture devices used. We also try to show that under ideal conditions using several Kinect sensors increases the precision of the data collected. The results obtained can be used in the design of telerehabilitation environments in which several RGB-D cameras are needed to improve precision or increase the tracking range. A numerical analysis of the results is included and comparisons are made with the results of other studies. Finally, we describe a system that implements intelligent methods for the rehabilitation of patients based on the results of the tests carried out.


Kinect sensor Rehabilitation system Capture precision Multi-camera system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Oliver
    • 1
  • Francisco Montero
    • 2
  • José Pascual Molina
    • 2
  • Pascual González
    • 2
  • Antonio Fernández-Caballero
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigación en Informática de AlbaceteUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Sistemas InformáticosUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain

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