COMPARISON OF TWO METHODS OF MANUAL DIGITIZATION ON ACCURACY AND TIME OF COMPLETION

  • Rafael E. Bahamonde
  • Rachel R. Stevens
Keywords: digitization, accuracy, errors

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy and time efficacy of two methods of manual digitization (frame by frame, FXF and points over frame, POF). Two groups (experienced, N=20 and inexperience, N= 20) digitized markers using the FXF and POF method. The markers were digitized automatically using software HUMAN and the coordinates from the automatic digitizing were the true values and the manually digitized values were the measured values. These coordinates were used to compute an average root mean square (RMS) value for each subject. An ANOVA (Group x Method) was used to analyze the difference between digitizing time and RMS values. The POF method was more accurate than the FXF method in all of the landmarks analyzed. The advantage of the POF method lies in the ability of the subjects to continuously track the same point throughout the trial.
Published
2007-10-31