Exploring Rhythmic Patterns in Dance Movements by Video Analysis

  • Camilo Argüello
  • Marcela IreguiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9745)


Treatments of coordination disorders may be benefit from modern assistive technologies by achieving effective feedback that improves the rehabilitation protocols. In this paper, a method to identify movement patterns from video sequences is presented, providing acoustic stimuli by means of sounds generated from motion analysis. The method explores rhythmic patterns in movements, through fundamental concepts as: motion detection and analysis, Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and frequency analysis. The proposed method was evaluated by using four (4) dance steps, used typically in Latin music, showing good performance in detecting and reproducing acoustic beats.



We appreciate the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments provided during the development of this work. Also, we are grateful to Acceder Research group and its members.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Militar Nueva GranadaBogotáColombia

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