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Measurement Of Human Movement And Shape Using A Digital Camera
Author(s): C. L. Vaughan
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this project was to develop systems for generating kinematic data on human movement and shape. We based our designs around the MicronEye digital camera, a device costing less than $300 which interfaces directly to most personal computers. To measure movement we have developed the Motion Monitor, and for shape our device is called the TopoScanner. These two instruments have three common features: they are remote, inexpensive, and generate the kinematic data automatically within a few minutes. They have been used for a wide range of biomechanical studies, including the crawling patterns of cerebral palsied children pre-and post-operatively, and the shape of rheumatoid patients' feet.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0674, 17th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.975576
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C. L. Vaughan, UCT Medical School and Groote Schuur Hospital (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0674:
17th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Donald Hollingworth; Maurice W. McDowell, Editor(s)

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