Detecting changes in motion characteristics during sports training

Dana Kulić, Gentiane Venture, Yoshihiko Nakamura

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Abstract

This paper proposes a stochastic approach for representing and analyzing the gradual changes that occur in human movement during sports training. Human movement primitives are described using Factorial Hidden Markov Models, and compared using the Kullback-Liebler distance, a measure of information divergence between two models. This representation is combined with an automated segmentation and clustering approach to enable the system to autonomously extract and group together movement primitives from continuous observation of human movement data. The proposed system is tested on a human movement dataset obtained over 4 months during training for a marathon. Experimental results demonstrate that the system is able to detect gradual changes in the human movement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages4011-4014
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2009 - The Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, United States of America
Duration: 3 Sep 20096 Sep 2009
Conference number: 31st

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2009
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2009
CountryUnited States of America
CityMinneapolis
Period3/09/096/09/09

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