Forma, Vol. 25 (No. 1), pp. 11-14, 2010

Visualizing Physiological Information Based on 3DCG

Tsuyoshi Matsukawa1* and Kiyoko Yokoyama2

1Faculty of Information Science, Aichi Institute of Technology, Yachigusa 1247, Yakusa-cho, Toyota 470-0392, Japan
2Graduate School of Design and Architecture, Nagoya City University, 2-1-10 Kitachikusa, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-0083, Japan
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(Received March 13, 2010; Accepted May 18, 2010)

Abstract. The purpose of this study is to propose a new method for visualizing bio-information. In this visualization, 3DCG avatar motion represents human motion captured with high accuracy by an optical motion capture system. Health conditions are represented by the color or size of avatar organs. The image effect is also used to represent health conditions. A characteristic of the proposed method is intuitive recognition of health conditions. In this visualization, multiple biosignals can be used and health conditions of a number of people can be represented. The visualization method can apply to synchronized analysis of heart rate variability, muscle activity and motion.

Keywords: Visualization, Motion Capture, Biosignal, 3DCG, Physiological Information

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