Estimating anthropometry with Microsoft Kinect

Anthropometric measurement data can be used to design a variety of devices and processes with which humans will interact; however, collecting these data is a very time-consuming process. In order to facilitate the rapid and accurate collection of anthropometric data, a novel system is under development which makes use of multiple Microsoft Kinect sensors to estimate body sizes. The Kinect is an appealing sensor for this application because it can be purchased for around 250 dollars, can be quickly set up in many different environments, and can easily be interfaced with a Windows computer. This paper will present the experimental setup and procedure used as well as some preliminary results.