Commit 38155e82 authored by Stephen Thompson's avatar Stephen Thompson

Issue #5 wrote up calibration

parent 3debb994
this is adapted from
Copyright © Quick Programming Tips.
needs a bit of work to allow setting marker size etc and saving direct to a4 pdf so it prints good
import turtle
def draw_box(t,x,y,size,fill_color):
t.penup() # no drawing!
t.goto(x,y) # move the pen to a different position
t.pendown() # resume drawing
t.begin_fill() # Shape drawn after this will be filled with this color!
for i in range(0,4):
board.forward(size) # move forward
board.right(90) # turn pen right 90 degrees
t.end_fill() # Go ahead and fill the rectangle!
def draw_chess_board():
square_color = "black" # first chess board square is black
start_x = 0 # starting x position of the chess board
start_y = 0 # starting y position of the chess board
box_size = 30 # pixel size of each square in the chess board
for i in range(0,3): # 8x8 chess board
for j in range(0,2):
square_color = 'black' if square_color == 'white' else 'white' # toggle after a column
square_color = 'black' if square_color == 'white' else 'white' # toggle after a row!
board = turtle.Turtle()
ts = board.getscreen()
......@@ -18,12 +18,14 @@ Outcomes:
After completing the workshop the student should be able to:
- Calibrate a video camera using a standard chessboard pattern.
- Calibrate a tracked pointer using an invariant point method.
- Explain the relationship between calibration errors and
calibration residual errors for the above two cases.
- Register a CT model of a pelvic phantom to physical space using
fiducial markers.
fiducial marker based registration.
- Explain the difference between fiducial registration
error, target registration error, and fiducial localisation error.
- Explain how rigid body transforms between different coordinate systems are
combined to create a basic augmented reality system.
- Explain the difference between calibration residual error, fiducial registration
error, and target registration error.
- Combine the above to create a augmented reality demonstration using the supplied phantom.
.. _`Medical Imaging Summer School`:
.. highlight:: shell
.. _Introduction:
Camera Calibration
B.A.R.D. requires a calibrated camera. The calibration is necessary for two reasons.
- Augmented reality, overlaying virtual models over live video requires it, discuss why.
- BARD used the video camera to track objects in the real world, converting detected
pixel coordinates to model coordinates in 3D space requires a model of the camera.
The following instructions will guide you through calibrating your webcam.
Camera calibration
with BARD can be described briefly as:
- Capture a number (>3) images of a physical object of known geometry.
- Extract salient features from these images using computer vision (OpenCV)
- Fit a model to your camera that best fits the relationship between the
features on your model and the feature detected in the images.
See `Camera calibration with OpenCV`_ for a more complete explanation of
camera calibration and the physics of a pin hole camera.
Get hold of a suitably sized calibration chessboard. The should be one in the data
directory, or write a script to make one
(a) Take 5-20 pictures of chessboard using
python -o <output_dir>
hitting the ‘c’ key to dump a video image to the output folder. Press 'q' to quit
the application.
BARD provides a camera calibration program. Try it out.
python bardCameraCalibration -help
python bardCameraCalibration --xcorners 14 --ycorners 10 --size 24 -i <output_dir> --verbose
(filling in appropriate parameters: so -x gives the number of chessboard squares in the x direction, -y the number of chessboard squares in the y direction and -s gives the size of each chessboard square in millimetres)
This will find all file named .png in <output_dir>, attempt to detect chessboard corners from them,
and if successful use the corners to calibrate the camera.
Repeat calibration 2,3,4 times.
- which parameters vary the most?
- Is there a link between the reprojection error returned and the calibration
- Does the number and range of views affect the result?
- What happens if the chessboard is upside down?
.. _`Camera calibration with OpenCV`:
.. _`Medical Imaging Summer School`:
.. _`OpenCV` :
.. _`VTK` :
.. _`SNAPPY`:
.. _`EPSRC`:
.. _`Wellcome EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences`:
......@@ -13,9 +13,13 @@ Build Your Own Image Guided Surgery System
:align: center
2. Select a USB camera. There are 2 spare in the TIG lab, or in Matt's office 8.24.
2. Find a USB camera, there are a few in the lab, or we can use a tablet with a rear facing camera.
3. Get B.A.R.D.
pip install scikit-surgerybard
3. Compile BARD in DEBUG mode using CMake and your compiler of choice. Basic build instructions are in the in the repository containing this document.
4. Calibrate USB camera.
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