ESPRIT: Exercise Sensing and Pose Recovery Inference Tool

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX12CA27C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
105622
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X11.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MD, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Mun Wai Lee
Principal Investigator
(301) 294-4762
mlee@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Mark James
Business Official
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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.

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