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Usability of Corrected Kinect Measurement for Ergonomic Evaluation in Constrained Environment

Pierre Plantard, Hubert P. H. Shum and Franck Multon
International Journal Human Factors Modelling and Simulation (IJHFMS), 2017

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Usability of Corrected Kinect Measurement for Ergonomic Evaluation in Constrained Environment
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Abstract

Evaluation of potential risks of musculoskeletal disorders in real workstations is challenging as the environment is cluttered, which makes it difficult to correctly assess the pose of a worker. Being marker-free and calibration-free, Microsoft Kinect is a promising device to assess these poses, but it can deliver unreliable poses especially when occlusions occur. To overcome this problem, we propose to detect and correct badly recognized body parts thanks to a database of example poses. We applied the proposed method to compute Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) score in a realistic environment that involved sub-optimal Kinect placement and several types of occlusions. Results showed that when occlusions occur, the inaccurate raw Kinect data could be significantly improved using our correction method, leading to acceptable joint angles and RULA scores. Our method opens new perspectives to define new fatigue or solicitation indexes based on continuous measurement contrary to classical static images used in ergonomics.

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@article{plantard17usability,
 author={Plantard, Pierre and Shum, Hubert P. H. and Multon, Franck},
 journal={International Journal Human Factors Modelling and Simulation},
 title={Usability of Corrected Kinect Measurement for Ergonomic Evaluation in Constrained Environment},
 year={2017},
 volume={5},
 number={4},
 pages={338-353},
 numpages={16},
 doi={10.1504/IJHFMS.2017.10007534},
 issn={1742-5549},
 publisher={Inderscience},
}

RIS

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Plantard, Pierre
AU  - Shum, Hubert P. H.
AU  - Multon, Franck
T2  - International Journal Human Factors Modelling and Simulation
TI  - Usability of Corrected Kinect Measurement for Ergonomic Evaluation in Constrained Environment
PY  - 2017
VL  - 5
IS  - 4
SP  - 338-353
EP  - 338-353
DO  - 10.1504/IJHFMS.2017.10007534
SN  - 1742-5549
PB  - Inderscience
ER  - 

Plain Text

Pierre Plantard, Hubert P. H. Shum and Franck Multon, "Usability of Corrected Kinect Measurement for Ergonomic Evaluation in Constrained Environment," International Journal Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 338-353, Inderscience, 2017.

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Pierre Plantard, Hubert P. H. Shum and Franck Multon, "Ergonomics Measurements using Kinect with a Pose Correction Framework", Proceedings of the 2016 International Digital Human Modeling Symposium (DHM), 2016
Pierre Plantard, Hubert P. H. Shum, Anne-Sophie Le Pierres and Franck Multon, "Validation of an Ergonomic Assessment Method using Kinect Data in Real Workplace Conditions", Applied Ergonomics (AE), 2017
Pierre Plantard, Antoine Muller, Charles Pontonnier, Georges Dumont, Hubert P. H. Shum and Franck Multon, "Inverse Dynamics Based on Occlusion-Resistant Kinect Data: Is It Usable for Ergonomics?", International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics (IJIE), 2017
Pierre Plantard, Hubert P. H. Shum and Franck Multon, "Motion Analysis of Work Conditions using Commercial Depth Cameras in Real Industrial Conditions", DHM and Posturography, 2019
Pierre Plantard, Hubert P. H. Shum and Franck Multon, "Filtered Pose Graph for Efficient Kinect Pose Reconstruction", Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP), 2017

 

 

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