Methods for Non-Contact In-Bed Pose Estimation
ECE Assistant Professor Sarah Ostadabbas was awarded a patent for “Methods and systems for in-bed pose estimation.”
Abstract Source: USPTO
Non-contact methods and systems are disclosed for estimating an in-bed human pose. The method includes the steps of: (a) capturing thermal imaging data of a human subject lying on a bed using a long wavelength infrared camera positioned above the human subject; (b) transmitting the thermal imaging data to a computer system; and (c) processing the thermal imaging data by the computer system using a model to estimate the pose of the human subject, the model comprising a machine learning inference model trained on a training dataset of a plurality of in-bed human poses.