Subject-specific center of mass estimation for in-home rehabilitation – Kinect-Wii Board vs. Vicon-Force plate

Alejandro González, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe, Philippe Fraisse

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Abstract

An increasingly aging society creates the need for a reliable evaluation of postural stability, specially for rehabilitation. Estimation of a subject’s center of mass (CoM) is important for the assessment of unsupported, stable standing. A portable, in-home estimation of CoM can be used as a rehabilitation tool and could be achieved using a Microsoft’s Kinect. To validate this approach we compare the performance of two statically equivalent serial chains. One of them was identified using a Kinect and a Wii board, while the other one was obtained from measurements performed with a motion capture system and a force plate. Their similar performance on a validation set indicates that it is feasible to perform subject-specific center of mass estimation in the home environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages705-709
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

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