Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

Master's Thesis / Diploma Thesis: Upper Body Tracking using a Time of Flight Camera for a Magic Mirror

Thesis by:
Advisor: Nassir Navab
Supervision by: Tobias Blum


Magic Mirrors are a visualization concept from the field of Augmented Reality. A person is standing in front of a big screen and a video of the person is shown live on the screen, as if he or she is looking into a mirror. Virtual objects can be augmented onto this video image. In one project at our chair we are investigating how to use such a Magic Mirror for patient education and consultation, e.g. in plastic surgery to visualize the procedure and the outcome. One important aspect for such a device is to track the position of the user, so that the augmentations can be shown at the correct position. Your assignment in this project is to develop a software to track the upper body pose of the user with Time of Flight (ToF). These ToF cameras are special cameras that estimate the depth at every pixel. For tracking, a body model must be fit into the point cloud that is generated by the ToF camera.



Project page for the whole project on the Magic Mirror


Title: Upper Body Tracking using a Time of Flight Camera for a Magic Mirror
Director: Nassir Navab
Supervisor: Tobias Blum
Type: DA/MA/BA
Area: Registration / Visualization, Computer Vision, Medical Augmented Reality
Status: draft

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