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Toolbox for Azure Kinect COTS Device to be used in Automatic Screening of Idiopathic Scoliosis
This paper presents our further efforts pertaining to the development of a nonin-vasive automated scoliosis screening and diagnostic solution, as well as some other spine disorders subsequently, using commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) de-vices such as the recently announced Azure Kinect. The aim and main benefit of developing a MATLAB interface to the aforementioned device compared to a previously developed standalone programmed solution using a previous genera-tion Kinect device is reducing the future development and trial costs by gaining a solution that can quantify precision and clinical tests more easily. The presented research is being done to also offset the upcoming clinical trial costs by making it available to other interested research groups which in turn could validate if our developed computer vision methods can stand up to other already available com-mercial solutions whose costs compared to acquiring our solution makes them prohibitive to be acquired by just one research group and thus have this solution be further continuously developed and improved.
Some of our solution will also be open-sourced as were some of its more tradi-tional computer vision research approach predecessors.