Automatic Human Body Parts Detection in a 2D Anthropometric System
The paper describes the methodology of computer-based measurement for taking anthropometric dimensions. We focus on a 2D anthropometry system which is being designed for the purposes of a clothing company. The system consists of computer software, a digital camera and a background board with calibration dots. Only a few steps are needed to calibrate such a system and prepare it for the measurements. The measured person is captured, his silhouette is extracted and body dimensions are computed. Our research is intended to enrich existing techniques for automatic detection of anatomical landmarks (and body parts such as waist, chest, etc.) on the extracted silhouette. This step is very important to create a complete system without any need of user interaction and it must correspond to the body parts definitions given by clothing standards and tailors. Several potential sources of problems are discussed and some possible solutions are proposed.
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