Towards sensing behavior using the Kinect

Wouter van Teijlingen, Egon van den Broek, Reinier Könemann, John G.M. Schavemaker

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    A method is proposed to validate Microsoft’s Kinect as a device and, hence, to enable low fidelity, unobtrusive, robust sensing of behavior. The Xsens MVN suit is proposed as the measurements’ ground truth. An overarching framework is introduced that facilitates a mapping of both devices upon each other. This framework includes a complete processing pipeline for both the Xsens and the Kinect data, recorded in parallel, which, at the end of both pipelines, are mapped upon reach other. Next, two strategies are presented that aim to interpret the data gathered. We close with a brief discussion on the pros and cons of the protocol proposed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Measuring Behavior 2012: 8th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research
    EditorsA.J. Spink, F Grieco, O.E. Krips, L.W.S. Loijens, L.P.J.J. Noldus, P.H. Zimmerman
    Place of PublicationWageningen, The Netherlands
    PublisherNoldus Information Technology
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-90-74821-87-2
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2012
    EventMeasuring Behavior 2012: 8th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research - University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Duration: 28 Aug 201231 Aug 2012
    Conference number: 8

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    PublisherNoldus Information Technology


    ConferenceMeasuring Behavior 2012
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    • EWI-23236
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • unobtrusive
    • sensing behavior
    • IR-85827
    • Kinect
    • low fidelity
    • Movement
    • XSens
    • METIS-296386
    • ground truth

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