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Averaged Hidden Markov Models in Kinect-Based Rehabilitation System

  • Aleksandra PostawkaEmail author
  • Przemysław Śliwiński
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10842)

Abstract

In this paper the Averaged Hidden Markov Models (AHMMs) are examined for the upper limb rehabilitation purposes. For the data acquisition the Microsoft Kinect 2.0 sensor is used. The system is intended for low-functioning autistic children whose rehabilitation is often based on sequences of images presenting the subsequent gestures. The number of such training sets is limited and the preparation of a new one is not available for everyone, whereas each child requires the individual therapy. The advantage of the presented system is that new activities models could be easily added.

The conducted experiments provide satisfactory results, especially in the case of single hand rehabilitation and both hands rehabilitation based on asymmetric gestures.

Keywords

Autistic children Rehabilitation Hidden Markov Models Averaged Hidden Markov Models Microsoft Kinect 2.0 Depth sensor 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This work was supported by the statutory funds of the Faculty of Electronics 0401/0159/17, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ElectronicsWroclaw University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland

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