Kinematics Analysis Multimedia System for Rehabilitation

  • Minxiang YeEmail author
  • Cheng Yang
  • Vladimir Stankovic
  • Lina Stankovic
  • Andrew Kerr
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9281)


Driven by recent advances in information and communications technology, tele-rehabilitation services based on multimedia processing are emerging. Gait analysis is common for many rehabilitation programs, being, for example, periodically performed in the post-stroke recovery assessment. Since current optical diagnostic and patient assessment tools tend to be expensive and not portable, this paper proposes a novel marker-based tracking system using a single depth camera which provides a cost-effective solution that enables tele-rehabilitation services from home and local clinics. The proposed system can simultaneously generate motion patterns even within a complex background using the proposed geometric model-based algorithm and autonomously provide gait analysis results using a customised user-friendly application that facilitates seamless navigation through the captured scene and multi-view video data processing, designed using feedback from practitioners to maximise user experience. The locally processed rehabilitation data can be accessed by cross-platform mobile devices using cloud-based services enabling emerging tele-rehabilitation practices.


Multimedia signal processing Gait analysis Optical marker Multimedia content analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minxiang Ye
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cheng Yang
    • 1
  • Vladimir Stankovic
    • 1
  • Lina Stankovic
    • 1
  • Andrew Kerr
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Biomedical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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