ESPRIT: Exercise Sensing and Pose Recovery Inference Tool

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CA27C
Agency Tracking Number: 105622
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: X11.01
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
Duns: 161911532
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mun Wai Lee
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 294-4762
 mlee@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Business Official
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
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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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