Evaluation of on-line analytic and numeric inverse kinematics approaches driven by partial vision input

Ronan Boulic, Javier Varona, Luis Unzueta, Manuel Peinado, Angel Suescun, Francisco Perales
2006 Virtual Reality  
Despite its central role in the constitution of a truly enactive interface, 3D interaction through human full body movement has been hindered by a number of technological and algorithmic factors. Let us mention the cumbersome magnetic equipments, or the underdetermined data set provided by less invasive video-based approaches. In the present paper, we explore the recovery of the full body posture of a standing subject in front of a stereo camera system. The 3D position of the hands, the head
more » ... the center of the trunk segment are extracted in real-time and provided to the body posture recovery algorithmic layer. We focus on the comparison between numeric and analytic inverse kinematics approaches in terms of performances and overall quality of the reconstructed body posture. Algorithmic issues arise from the very partial and noisy input and the singularity of the human standing posture. Despite stability concerns, results confirm the pertinence of this approach in this demanding context.
doi:10.1007/s10055-006-0024-8 fatcat:2vq4hqi5ebe6nmvdp36l2f3nhe