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Research Article

A Multimodal Dataset for the Analysis of Movement Qualities in Karate Martial Art

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.260039,
        author={Ksenia Kolykhalova and Antonio Camurri and Gualtiero Volpe and Marcello Sanguineti and Enrico Puppo and Radoslaw Niewiadomski},
        title={A Multimodal Dataset for the Analysis of Movement Qualities in Karate Martial Art},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing},
        volume={1},
        number={4},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={CC},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={motion capture, multimodal dataset, karate, movement features},
        doi={10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.260039}
    }
    
  • Ksenia Kolykhalova
    Antonio Camurri
    Gualtiero Volpe
    Marcello Sanguineti
    Enrico Puppo
    Radoslaw Niewiadomski
    Year: 2015
    A Multimodal Dataset for the Analysis of Movement Qualities in Karate Martial Art
    CC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.260039
Ksenia Kolykhalova1,*, Antonio Camurri1, Gualtiero Volpe1, Marcello Sanguineti1, Enrico Puppo1, Radoslaw Niewiadomski1
  • 1: University of Genova
*Contact email: ksenia.kolykhalova@dibris.unige.it

Abstract

A multimodal dataset is presented, which has been collected for analyzing and measuring the quality of movement performed during sport activities. Martial arts (namely karate) are taken as test-beds for investigation. Karate encompasses predefined sequences of movements (“katas”) that can be carried out with different qualities, e.g., by performers at different skill levels (highly vs. poorly skilled).The experimental setup and method are described. The dataset is composed of motion capture (MoCap) data, synchronized with video and audio recordings, of several participants with different levels of experience. The raw MoCap data are independent of any particular post-processing algorithm and can be used for other research purposes. In the second part of the paper, a set of measures is proposed to evaluate a kata performance. They are based on the geometrical and kinematic features, such as posture correctness and synchronization between limbs. and were chosen according to karate experts’ opinion.