Throughout this fall semester, I worked in Dr. Spencer Lake’s Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Laboratory to establish and validate a Matlab-based script intended to determine three dimensional distances between points of interest using a stereovision camera. I worked closely with my mentor, Leanne Iannucci, to troubleshoot and debug code she had previously developed. The objective of my work for the semester was to finalize a code capable of calibrating the stereovision camera, perform the calibration, and to finally validate it by comparing distances between two points of a phantom object calculated using the code I developed to a known distance. During this project, I was able to successfully develop this code and calibrate one of the ten zoom settings of the stereovision camera. I also performed some preliminary validation using this calibration. In the future, I aim to continue the validation process, perform calibrations on the remaining zoom settings of the camera, and writing a detailed procedure for other operators to use the stereovision camera for 3D point tracking.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission