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Human motion analysis and simulation tools: a survey

By João F. Nunes, Pedro M. Moreira and João Manuel R. S. Tavares


Computational systems to identify objects represented in image sequences and tracking their motion in a fully automatic manner, enabling a detailed analysis of the involved motion and its simulation are extremely relevant in several fields of our society. In particular, the analysis and simulation of the human motion has a wide spectrum of relevant applications with a manifest social and economic impact. In fact, usage of human motion data is fundamental in a broad number of domains (e.g.: sports, rehabilitation, robotics, surveillance, gesture-based user interfaces, etc.). Consequently, many relevant engineering software applications have been developed with the purpose of analyzing and/or simulating the human motion. This chapter presents a detailed, broad and up to date survey on motion simulation and/or analysis software packages that have been developed either by the scientific community or commercial entities. Moreover, a main contribution of this chapter is an effective framework to classify and compare motion simulation and analysis tools

Topics: Ciências Tecnológicas, Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias, Technological sciences, Engineering and technology, Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias, Engineering and technology
Publisher: 'IGI Global'
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8823-0.ch012
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