8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

A Biomechanical Analysis System of Posture

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.254944,
        author={Alberto Bucciero and Stefano Santo Sabato and Marco Zappatore},
        title={A Biomechanical Analysis System of Posture},
        proceedings={8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        keywords={posture analysis biomechanics stabilometry natural user interface microsoft kinect},
  • Alberto Bucciero
    Stefano Santo Sabato
    Marco Zappatore
    Year: 2014
    A Biomechanical Analysis System of Posture
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.254944
Alberto Bucciero1,*, Stefano Santo Sabato2, Marco Zappatore3
  • 1: Italian National Research Council (CNR)
  • 2: Mediasoft s.r.l.
  • 3: University of Salento
*Contact email: alberto.bucciero@cnr.it


The number of scenarios that may gain benefits from postural analysis performed with sustainable economic costs is virtually limitless. They range from clinical and ambulatorial studies to sport and dance practicing, from posture learning and replication for humanoid robots to body control techniques. Therefore the authors firmly believe that the Microsoft Kinect, a novel optical markerless, model-free motion/capture commercial system can pave the way towards this direction due to its ease of usage and its low costs. In this paper, a Model-View-Controller based framework for Kinect-based postural analysis is presented in terms of both system architecture and selected test environment. A first prototypal version of the system has been employed to perform Stabilometric analysis in a real test case, in order to illustrate the adopted natural user interface and the overall system behavior.