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Occupant Detection System
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Biological and Environmental Systems (BLESS).
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Biological and Environmental Systems (BLESS).
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the ODS (Occupant Detection System) project is to develop a car

safety camera system that is able to discriminate human occupants in order to

activate safety features depending on the human size. In order to discriminate the

size of an occupant anthropometric measurements need to be performed.

The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of anthropometric

measurements of human height and weight with a Kinect for Windows v2 sensor

for discrimination of different occupants inside a vehicle.

The goal was to find valid anthropometric methods for determination of human

height and weight from landmarks on the upper body, then test if it is possible to

perform these methods with the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor.

The execution of this study was performed as a literature study with

anthropometric tests on ATD-dummies (anthropomorphic test device) and on

human test subjects. Measurements were performed first physically and then with

the Kinect v2 sensor to obtain data in form of distance of 8 regions of the body.

Three tests were performed, first on dummies, second was a pilot study and last

the measurement study.

The result revealed that it is hard to estimate human weight from body landmarks

due to lack of information, therefor no tests were performed in this area. For

height the result showed that the most valid methods were the measurements on

arm span and ulna, both on physical measurements and with the camera.

The conclusion is that it is possible estimating height from body landmarks but

the positioning of the camera needs to be change in order for the measurements to

be more accurate.

This study has contributed to a greater understanding of measurement technology,

automotive safety and anthropometric measurements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Occupant, Detection, Camera analysis, Anthropometry, Human wieght, Human height
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-28617OAI: diva2:823306
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Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-17 Last updated: 2015-06-22Bibliographically approved

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