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ESPRIT: Exercise Sensing and Pose Recovery Inference Tool

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
105622
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X11.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-2737
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: ESPRIT: Exercise Sensing and Pose Recovery Inference Tool
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CA27C
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Crew exercise is important for maintaining the health and fitness of astronauts, and to prevent adverse health problems, such as bone density losses. We developed algorithms for ESPRIT: an Exercise Sensing and Pose Recovery Inference Tool, in support of NASA's Exercise Countermeasure Program. ESPRIT is a stereo camera system that monitors exercise activities, detects markers placed on the body and other image features and recovers 3D kinematic body pose. ESPRIT relies on strong prior knowledge and modeling of human body, pose, dynamics, and appearance. It also relies on advanced statistical inference techniques to achieve robust and accurate motion capture. Phase I result has been promising and has demonstrated motion capture of several exercises, including walking, curling and dead lifting. Phase II effort will focus on enhancement of algorithms, development of an ESPRIT prototype, detailed performance evaluation, and delivery of prototype for testing and demonstration.

Principal Investigator:

Mun Wai Lee
Principal Investigator
3012944762
mlee@i-a-i.com

Business Contact:

Mark James
Business Official
3012945221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No