Data about health and development of animals are still now mostly collected through manual measurements or visual observations but these kinds of methods of collecting data are causes of several problems. Alternatively, optical sensing techniques can be implemented in order to overcome limitations arising from manual contact measurements. The present research discusses metrological analysis of Structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry approach, low-cost LiDAR scanning and Microsoft Kinect v1 depth camera to three- dimensional animal body measurement, with specific reference to pigs. Analyses were carried out on fiberglass model to get rid of animal movements. Scans were captured based on a segmented approach, where different portion of the body have been imaged during different frames acquisition tasks. The obtained results demonstrate the high potential of 3D Kinect. LiDAR show a higher RMS value respect to Kinect and SfM most probably due to the collection approach based on single profiles rather than on surfaces. Anyway, the RMS of relative noise ranges between 0.7 and 4 mm, showing a high accuracy of reconstructions even for the others techniques.

A comparison of low-cost techniques for three-dimensional animal body measurement in livestock buildings

Pezzuolo, A
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Giora, D;Guercini, S;Marinello, F
2019

Abstract

Data about health and development of animals are still now mostly collected through manual measurements or visual observations but these kinds of methods of collecting data are causes of several problems. Alternatively, optical sensing techniques can be implemented in order to overcome limitations arising from manual contact measurements. The present research discusses metrological analysis of Structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry approach, low-cost LiDAR scanning and Microsoft Kinect v1 depth camera to three- dimensional animal body measurement, with specific reference to pigs. Analyses were carried out on fiberglass model to get rid of animal movements. Scans were captured based on a segmented approach, where different portion of the body have been imaged during different frames acquisition tasks. The obtained results demonstrate the high potential of 3D Kinect. LiDAR show a higher RMS value respect to Kinect and SfM most probably due to the collection approach based on single profiles rather than on surfaces. Anyway, the RMS of relative noise ranges between 0.7 and 4 mm, showing a high accuracy of reconstructions even for the others techniques.
2019
1st Workshop on Metrology for Agriculture and Forestry (METROAGRIFOR) 1–2 October 2018, Ancona, Italy
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