Laban Movement Analysis towards Behavior Patterns

  • Luís Santos
  • Jorge Dias
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 314)

Abstract

This work presents a study about the use of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) as a robust tool to describe human basic behavior patterns, to be applied in human-machine interaction. LMA is a language used to describe and annotate dancing movements and is divided in components [1]: Body, Space, Shape and Effort. Despite its general framework is widely used in physical and mental therapy [2], it has found little application in the engineering domain. Rett J. [3] proposed to implement LMA using Bayesian Networks. However LMA component models have not yet been fully implemented. A study on how to approach behavior using LMA is presented. Behavior is a complex feature and movement chain, but we believe that most basic behavior primitives can be discretized in simple features. Correctly identifying Laban parameters and the movements the authors feel that good patterns can be found within a specific set of basic behavior semantics.

Keywords

Laban Movement Analysis Behavior Patterns Bayesian Networks Movement Characterization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luís Santos
    • 1
  • Jorge Dias
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica e de ComputadoresFaculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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