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Simplification of the kinematic model of human movement
Author(s): Jacek J. Dusza; Zbigniew M. Wawrzyniak; David del Prado Martinez
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents a methods of simplification of the human gait model. The experimental data were obtained in the laboratory of the group SATI in the Electronics Engineering Department of the University of Valencia. As a result of the Mean Double Step (MDS) procedure, the human motion were described by a matrix containing the Cartesian coordinates of 26 markers placed on the human body recorded in the 100 time points. With these data it has been possible to develop an software application which performs a wide diversity of tasks like array simplification, mask calculation for the simplification, error calculation as well as tools for signals comparison and movement animation of the markers. Simplifications were made by the spectral analysis of signals and calculating the standard deviation of the differences between the signal and its approximation. Using this method the signals of displacement could be written as the time series limited to a small number of harmonic signals. This approach allows us for a high degree of data compression. The model presented in this work can be applied into the context of medical diagnostics or rehabilitation because for a given approximation error and a large number of harmonics may demonstrate some abnormalities (of orthopaedic symptoms) in the gait cycle analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8903, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013, 89031D (25 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2035448
Show Author Affiliations
Jacek J. Dusza, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Zbigniew M. Wawrzyniak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
David del Prado Martinez, Univ. of Valladolid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8903:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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