Leonardo
Volume 46, Issue 1
February 2013

112 pages
ISSN 0024-094X
E-ISSN 1530-9282

General Articles

Some Video Abstraction Techniques for Displaying Body Movement in Analysis and Performance

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of techniques for creating visual displays of human body movement based on video recordings. First a review of early movement and video visualization techniques is given. Then follows an overview of techniques that the author has developed and used in the study of music-related body movements: motion history images, motion average images, motion history keyframe images and motiongrams. Finally, examples are given of how such visualization techniques have been used in empirical music research, in medical research and for creative applications.

Alexander Refsum Jensenius (researcher), University of Oslo, PB 1017 Blindern, 0315 Oslo, Norway. E-mail: a.r.jensenius@imv.uio.no.

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