Monitoring human body motions during earthquakes

G.P. Cimellaro, M. Domaneschi, R. Boroschek, A. Cardoni, O. Kammouh, D. Galdo, C. Apostoliti, D. Cares, S. Mahin

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This work aims at establishing laboratory requirements and testing conditions in order to understand the physical and emotional stability of people during a ground shaking. Several individuals with different human characteristics (gender, age, height, etc.) are considered in the test. Two different laboratory setups are presented. A position device (Kinect) and video targetless tracking algorithm has been used to collect the human body position during the shaking. A two and a three dimensional shaking tables are used to generate artificial earthquakes with different frequency bands. In addition, a well detailed virtual reality setting is applied to the testing site in order to illustrate the real environment. During the experiment, a special attention has been given to the factor of “surprise”, which is necessary to ensure a natural reaction of the individuals. The result of the experiment proved common behaviors among the individual samples during the shaking. This work is considered a first step towards a large test campaign, which is necessary to obtain comprehensive statistics on this topic.

Originele taal-2Engels
Titel11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018, NCEE 2018
SubtitelIntegrating Science, Engineering, and Policy
UitgeverijEarthquake Engineering Research Institute
Aantal pagina's11
ISBN van elektronische versie9781510873254
StatusGepubliceerd - 2018
Extern gepubliceerdJa
Evenement11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018 - Los Angeles, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 25 jun 201829 jun 2018


Congres11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2018: Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, NCEE 2018
Land/RegioVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadLos Angeles

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