Upper extremity reachable workspace evaluation with kinect

Gregorij Kurillo, Jay J. Han, Štěpán Obdržálek, Posu Yan, Richard T. Abresch, Alina Nicorici, Ruzena Bajcsy

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We propose a novel low-cost method for quantitative assessment of upper extremity workspace envelope using Microsoft Kinect camera. In clinical environment there are currently no practical and cost-effective methods available to provide arm-function evaluation in three-dimensional space. In this paper we examine the accuracy of the proposed technique for workspace estimation using Kinect in comparison with a motion capture system. The experimental results show that the developed system is capable of capturing the workspace with sufficient accuracy and robustness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2013


  • Goniometry
  • Kinect
  • Reachable workspace
  • Upper-limb evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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