Motion capture using Kinect system

Petr Stolař Supervisor: Jan Buriánek Master thesis 2013
This thesis introduces the technology of motion capture, which is used for example in entertainment industry (movies, games, etc.), but also in medical practice, army and robotics. Motion capture is used in medicine in gait laboratories for gait analysis. Gait analysis is the only one tool that allows to understand complex kinetic and kinematic processes occurring during the gait cycle. The thesis describes the problem of motion capture for purposes of the study of human movement with application in medicine. Result of this work is the design and implementation of the experimental system which imitates gait laboratory system. Implemented system records motions through one or more Microsoft Kinect devices and visualizes recorded gait cycle.