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Human motion tracking system based on skeleton and surface integration model using pressure sensors distribution bed

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3 Author(s)
Harada, T. ; Tokyo Univ., Japan ; Sato, Tomomasa ; Mori, T.

Proposes a human motion tracking system based on a full-body model and a pressure-sensor distribution bed. The full-body model consists of a skeleton and a surface model. BVH files are used as the skeleton model that describes a hierarchy of joints and links. Wavefront object files are used as the surface model that describes the geometry of the surface. The bed has 210 pressure sensors that are under the mattress. It can measure the pressure distribution image of a lying person. The lying person's motion is tracked by considering potential energy, momentum and the difference between the measured pressure distribution image and the pressure distribution image that is calculated by the full-body model. Experimental results reveal that the realized system can track not only horizontal motions such as opening and closing legs but also vertical motions such as raising the upper body

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Human Motion, 2000. Proceedings. Workshop on

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