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Estimation to Use the Stick Figure of Kinect® Version 2 for Digital Anthropometry

  • Sabine Wenzel
  • Juliana Buchwald
  • Hartmut Witte
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 826)

Abstract

In this paper we examine the possibility to use the integrated stick figure and their joint positions of Microsoft® Kinect® version 2 for digital measurement of human body dimensions. Manual anthropometric measurement data and the indirect parameter calculation based on Kinect® joints were compared for selected human body dimensions. This paper takes a closer look at the length measurements of body height and arm span.

15 female participants took part in a subject test. Participants stood frontal to the Kinect® in two different stages (feet together and slightly apart; both with and without shoes) and in three different poses. Each parameter was analysed by three different algorithms based on the Kinect® joint data.

For determination of body height, the indirect parameter calculation seems to be a possible replacement of the direct manual anthropometric measurement, if the accuracy claim is low. We observed deviations between the values derived from Kinect® data and the direct anthropometric values up to 5 cm. Arm span data as well shows linear trends, but deviations are higher. Multivariate analyses seem to be necessary.

Keywords

Digital anthropometry Stick figure Microsoft® Kinect® 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Wenzel
    • 1
  • Juliana Buchwald
    • 1
  • Hartmut Witte
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomechatronics GroupTechnische Universität IlmenauIlmenauGermany

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