Computer Graphics
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Markerless Motion Capture using multiple Color-Depth Sensors

Markerless Motion Capture using multiple Color-Depth Sensors

With the advent of the Microsoft Kinect, renewed focus has been put on monocular depth-based Motion Capturing.

However, this approach is limited in that an actor has to move facing the camera. Due to the active light nature of the sensor, no more than one device has been used for motion capturing so far. In effect, any pose estimation must

fail for poses facing away from the depth camera.

Our work investigates on reducing or mitigating the detrimental effects of multiple active light emitters, thereby allowing motion capture from all angles. We systematically evaluate the concurrent use of one to four Kinects, including calibration, error measures and analysis, and present a time-multiplexing approach.

Author(s):Kai Berger, Kai Ruhl, Christian Brümmer, Yannic Schröder, Alexander Scholz, Marcus Magnor
Published:October 2011
Type:Article in conference proceedings
Book:Proc. Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV)
Presented at:Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV) 2011
Project(s): Multiple Kinect Studies  Reality CG 

  title = {Markerless Motion Capture using multiple Color-Depth Sensors},
  author = {Berger, Kai and Ruhl, Kai and Br{\"u}mmer, Christian and Schr{\"o}der, Yannic and Scholz, Alexander and Magnor, Marcus},
  booktitle = {Proc. Vision, Modeling and Visualization ({VMV})},
  organization = {Eurographics},
  pages = {317--324},
  month = {Oct},
  year = {2011}


  • Kai Berger

    Fmr. Senior Researcher
  • Kai Ruhl

    Fmr. Researcher
  • Christian Brümmer

    Fmr. Student
  • Yannic Schröder

    Fmr. Student
  • Alexander Scholz

    Fmr. Student
  • Marcus Magnor

    Director, Chair