The use of depth cameras in biomechanics
Lead investigator Dr Jon Wheat
Funded by Engineering for Life, Derby Hospitals Charity
Amount to date £19,792
To establish the feasibility and accuracy of using depth cameras in various biomechanics contexts.
With the recent release of the Microsoft Kinect, depth cameras are now affordable, accessible - commodity - items. This technology offers the possibility of performing complex biomechanical analyses - previously achieved using relatively expensive, often laboratory based, equipment - at low cost and in the field. In this on-going project we are exploring the use of depth cameras in several analysis contexts including body segment tracking, whole-body person tracking and three-dimensional scanning. More details of these projects can be found on the project's website at www.depthbiomechanics.co.uk