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This paper presents a new, user-friendly, portable motion capture and gait analysis system for capturing and analyzing human gait, designed as a telemedicine tool to monitor remotely the progress of patients through treatment. The system requires minimal user input and simple single-camera filming (which can be acquired from a basic webcam) making it very accessible to nontechnical, nonclinical personnel. This system can allow gait studies to acquire a much larger data set and allow trained gait analysts to focus their skills on the interpretation phase of gait analysis. The design uses a novel motion capture method derived from spatiotemporal segmentation and model-based tracking. Testing is performed on four monocular, sagittal-view, sample gait videos. Results of modeling, tracking, and analysis stages are presented with standard gait graphs and parameters compared to manually acquired data.
Courtney, J., De Paor, A. (2010) A Monocular Marker-Free Gait Measurement System. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. Vol. 18 no. 4 pp. 453 - 460 ISSN: 1534-4320. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2010.2041792.
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