This paper presents the integration and evaluation of two popular camera calibration techniques for multi-camera vision system development for motion capture. An integrated calibration technique for multi-camera vision systems has been developed. To demonstrate and evaluate this calibration technique, multiple Wii Remotes (Wiimotes) from Nintendo were used to form a vision system to perform 3D motion capture in real time. This integrated technique is a two-step process: it first calibrates the intrinsic parameters of each camera using Zhang’s algorithm [5] and then calibrates the extrinsic parameters of the cameras together using Svoboda’s algorithm [9]. Computer software has been developed for implementation of the integrated technique, and experiments carried out using this technique to perform motion capture with Wiimotes show a significant improvement in the measurement accuracy over the existing calibration techniques.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.