Depth energy image for gait symmetry quantification

C. Rougier, E. Auvinet, J. Meunier, M. Mignotte, J. A. de Guise
2011 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society  
This paper introduces a new quantification method for gait symmetry based on depth information acquired from a structured light system. First, the new concept of Depth Energy Image is introduced to better visualize gait asymmetry problems. Then a simple index is computed from this map to quantify motion symmetry. Results are presented for six subjects with and without gait problems. Since the method is markerless and cheap, it could be a very promising solution in the future for gait clinics.
doi:10.1109/iembs.2011.6091272 pmid:22255495 dblp:conf/embc/RougierAMMG11 fatcat:xu652bfvb5e7bemqn7yh3oz5hi