A while ago I found a paper from a research project called MediaMill. They presented a technique for viewing different facets of video content in a windmill fashion. Recently I was exploring how we could visualise skeletons and thought would give the technique a try, here is a screenshot of a basic approach:
In this example each joint (of which there are 10) is represented on a “blade”. This very simple example visualise joint variation a better approach would to measure the distance between the body and variations on a specific joint but hey was just a sample.
To see more about different video browsers see the MediaMill project
See related Rotor Browser papers at ICME or CIVR from 2007.