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 ongoing 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