Hugo Miguel Pereira Choupina
João Paulo Trigueiros da Silva Cunha
NeuroKinect: Kinect-based System for Motion Analysis and Quantification in Neurological Diseases (available here)
Many neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD) and epilepsy, can significantly affect patients’ motor function, often leading to a dramatic loss of their quality of life. Human motion analysis is undoubtedly regarded as fundamental towards an early diagnosis and an enhanced follow-up in this type of diseases. In this contribution, NeuroKinect, a markerless system for human motion analysis in neurological diseases is presented. This system includes an RGB-D camera (Microsoft Kinect XBOX 360 and Kinect v2 for XBOX One) and two applications, KiT (KinecTracker) and KiMA (Kinect Motion Analyzer), running in a portable PC, which enable the acquisition, visualization and management of RGB, depth, infrared, body-index and 3D tracking data provided by the sensor. The presented system is a portable, low-cost solution, suitable for use in a clinical environment, which has already been deployed in an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (in Munich, Germany) and used in multiple healthcare scenarios. In addition, in the Epilepsy scenario, a new tool named KiSA (Kinect Seizure Analyzer) makes use of the RGB-D information from KiT and KiMA to track and quantify uncoordinated seizure movements.