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The Design and Evaluation of a Kinect-Based Postural Symmetry Assessment and Training System

Abstract The increased risk of falling and the worse ability to perform other daily physical activities in the elderly cause concern about monitoring and correcting basic everyday movement. In this thesis, a Kinect-based system was designed to assess one of the most important factors in balance control of human body when doing Sit-to-Stand (STS) movement: the postural symmetry in mediolateral direction. A symmetry score, calculated by the data obtained from a Kinect RGB-D camera, was proposed to reflect the mediolateral postural symmetry degree and was used to drive a real-time audio feedback designed in MAX/MSP to help users adjust themselves to perform their movement in a more symmetrical way during STS. The symmetry score was verified by calculat... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Zhou, Henghao (Author) / Turaga, Pavan (Advisor) / Ingalls, Todd (Committee member) / Papandreou-Suppappola, Antonia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Biomedical engineering / Multimedia communications / balance control / Kinect / movement / Postural Symmetry
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 45 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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