Estimation of human physical characteristics in ambient assistance environment

Mata Khalili, Eric Monacelli, Yasuhisa Hirata

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Physical characteristics of the human are the essential information that is required for providing the adapted mobility assistance. Height and weight are two of these physical characteristics. Height can be used for adjustment of the assistance tools to the proper and comfortable position of the human users. Weight can be used as an indicator of the amount of force the assistance tools need to be able to support. Knowing human's state, if she/he is sitting, standing or has felt down, is also a useful information to provide the correct assistance to each user. In this work, we focus on extracting the approximate human morphology before any physical contact between the users and the assistance modules and before the users start using the assistance tools. This information will be used by the assistance tools that are designed for the public spaces to adjust themselves to the physical characteristics of each user. In this work, we estimate height of users in different positions and distances by maximum error of 12% in the worst case. And, estimate their weights with maximum error of 16%, which is an acceptable range of errors for our assistance tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
Pages1428-1433
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2012 Jun 242012 Jun 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
ISSN (Print)2155-1774

Other

Other2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period12/6/2412/6/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this