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Corrective Self Defence Training Unit using sensing of Kinect Maps

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 89 - Number 10
Year of Publication: 2014
Mayank Vij
Suma Dawn

Mayank Vij and Suma Dawn. Article: Corrective Self Defence Training Unit using sensing of Kinect Maps. International Journal of Computer Applications 89(10):8-11, March 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Mayank Vij and Suma Dawn},
	title = {Article: Corrective Self Defence Training Unit using sensing of Kinect Maps},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {89},
	number = {10},
	pages = {8-11},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


In the sports fields and technology, the accuracy of an athlete can never be monitored with 100% accuracy with naked eyes. Moves that are done by an athlete or a sports person in the game such as his stride length and the stride frequency cannot be easily seen by a person and hence, detection and correction of the minute mistakes that are being made are overlooked. For instance, while doing push-ups a person's head, neck, waist and ankle should be in a single straight line. In this paper, we discuss a sports training system which uses Microsoft Kinect for motion sensing. The infrared depth stream translates the presence of a user in real world, into digital space by tracking his/her joint coordinates. As per our empirical studies, Kinect maps the x,y and z coordinates of 20 primary joints of the body. This data forms the basis of our calculations as elaborated in the literature. This work gives a basis of how movements and postures may be corrected by the use of sensors like Kinect in an effective and efficient manner.


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