Test for assessing the vertical posture of athletes using the Kinect sensor

  • Daniel Ganea “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Claudiu Mereuţă “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Elena Mereuţă “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: Kinect sensor, vertical posture, athletes

Abstract

The paper presents a series of tests based on the Kinect sensor that provides information about the deviation of the body from the standard vertical position. The paper describes the protocol for conducting the experiment and collecting data using the Kinect sensor as well as the data acquisition software. A computer program was tailor made for data acquisition using C# as programming language. The paper presents also the new system developed for analyzing the kinematics of the human body. The result allows emphasizing the differences between the normal vertical position and the abnormalities shown by the participants in the experiment It is possible to provide an instrument to physicians, which can be used to develop diagnosis and to correct them through specific exercises.

Published
2013-12-26
How to Cite
Ganea, D., Mereuţă, C. and Mereuţă, E. (2013) “Test for assessing the vertical posture of athletes using the Kinect sensor”, Annals of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XV, Physical Education and Sport Management, 2, pp. 28-32. Available at: https://www.gup.ugal.ro/ugaljournals/index.php/efms/article/view/146 (Accessed: 22June2024).
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