Skin Temperature Measurement based on Human Skeleton Extraction and Infra-red Thermography - An Application of Sensor Fusion Methods in the Field of Physical Training

Julia Richter, Christian Wiede, Sascha Kaden, Martin Weigert, Gangolf Hirtz

Abstract

Skin temperature measurements play a vital role in the diagnosis of diseases. This topic is also increasingly investigated for applications in the field of physical training. One of the limitations of state-of-the-art methods is the manual, time-consuming way to measure the temperature. Moreover, extant literature gives only little insight into the skin temperature behaviour after the training. The aim of this study was to design an automatic method to measure the skin temperature during and after training sessions for the biceps brachii. For this purpose, we fused thermal images and skeleton data to locate this muscle. We could successfully demonstrate the working principle and observed a temperature increase even several minutes after the end of the training. This study therefore contributes to the automation of skin temperature measurements. A transfer of our approach could be beneficial for other application fields, such as medical diagnostics, as well.

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Richter J., Wiede C., Kaden S., Weigert M. and Hirtz G. (2017). Skin Temperature Measurement based on Human Skeleton Extraction and Infra-red Thermography - An Application of Sensor Fusion Methods in the Field of Physical Training . In Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 6: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2017) ISBN 978-989-758-227-1, pages 59-66. DOI: 10.5220/0006095100590066


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@conference{visapp17,
author={Julia Richter and Christian Wiede and Sascha Kaden and Martin Weigert and Gangolf Hirtz},
title={Skin Temperature Measurement based on Human Skeleton Extraction and Infra-red Thermography - An Application of Sensor Fusion Methods in the Field of Physical Training},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 6: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2017)},
year={2017},
pages={59-66},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006095100590066},
isbn={978-989-758-227-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 6: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2017)
TI - Skin Temperature Measurement based on Human Skeleton Extraction and Infra-red Thermography - An Application of Sensor Fusion Methods in the Field of Physical Training
SN - 978-989-758-227-1
AU - Richter J.
AU - Wiede C.
AU - Kaden S.
AU - Weigert M.
AU - Hirtz G.
PY - 2017
SP - 59
EP - 66
DO - 10.5220/0006095100590066