Section: New Software and Platforms
Kinect IMprovement for Egronomics Assessment
Keywords: Biomechanics - Motion analysis - Kinect
Scientific Description: Kimea consists in correcting skeleton data delivered by a Microsoft Kinect in an ergonomics purpose. Kimea is able to manage most of the occlultations that can occur in real working situation, on workstations. To this end, Kimea relies on a database of examples/poses organized as a graph, in order to replace unreliable body segments reconstruction by poses that have already been measured on real subject. The potential pose candidates are used in an optimization framework.
Functional Description: Kimea gets Kinect data as input data (skeleton data) and correct most of measurement errors to carry-out ergonomic assessment at workstation.
Publications: Usability of corrected Kinect measurement for ergonomic evaluation in constrained environment - Validation of an ergonomic assessment method using Kinect data in real workplace conditions - Ergonomics Measurements using Kinect with a Pose Correction Framework - Filtered Pose Graph for Efficient Kinect Pose Reconstruction - Reliability of Kinect measurements for assessing the movement of operators in ergonomic studies