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.
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