AMAB:automated measurement and analysis of body motion

Poppe, Ronald and Van der Zee, Sophie and Heylen, Dirk and Taylor, Paul J (2014) AMAB:automated measurement and analysis of body motion. Behavior Research Methods, 46 (3). pp. 625-633. ISSN 1554-351X

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Abstract

Technologies that measure human nonverbal behavior have existed for some time, and their use in the analysis of social behavior has become more popular following the development of sensor technologies that record full-body movement. However, a standardized methodology to efficiently represent and analyze full-body motion is absent. In this article, we present automated measurement and analysis of body motion (AMAB), a methodology for examining individual and interpersonal nonverbal behavior from the output of full-body motion tracking systems. We address the recording, screening, and normalization of the data, providing methods for standardizing the data across recording condition and across subject body sizes. We then propose a series of dependent measures to operationalize common research questions in psychological research. We present practical examples from several application areas to demonstrate the efficacy of our proposed method for full-body measurements and comparisons across time, space, body parts, and subjects

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Journal Article
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Behavior Research Methods
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17 Sep 2013 08:11
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