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Sensors 2014, 14(3), 4189-4210; doi:10.3390/s140304189
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A Survey on Model Based Approaches for 2D and 3D Visual Human Pose Recovery

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1 Fundació Privada Sant Antoni Abat, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Vilanova i la Geltrú 08800, Catalonia, Spain 2 Department Mathematics (MAIA), Universitat de Barcelona and Computer Vision Center (CVC), Barcelona 08007, Catalonia, Spain 3 Automatic Control Department (ESAII), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Vilanova i la Geltrú 08800, Catalonia, Spain 4 Department Computer Science, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Computer Vision Center (CVC), Bellaterra 08193, Catalonia, Spain
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Received: 29 November 2013 / Revised: 30 January 2014 / Accepted: 9 February 2014 / Published: 3 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain 2013)
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Abstract

Human Pose Recovery has been studied in the field of Computer Vision for the last 40 years. Several approaches have been reported, and significant improvements have been obtained in both data representation and model design. However, the problem of Human Pose Recovery in uncontrolled environments is far from being solved. In this paper, we define a general taxonomy to group model based approaches for Human Pose Recovery, which is composed of five main modules: appearance, viewpoint, spatial relations, temporal consistence, and behavior. Subsequently, a methodological comparison is performed following the proposed taxonomy, evaluating current SoA approaches in the aforementioned five group categories. As a result of this comparison, we discuss the main advantages and drawbacks of the reviewed literature.
Keywords: human pose recovery; human body modelling; behavior analysis; computer vision human pose recovery; human body modelling; behavior analysis; computer vision
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Perez-Sala, X.; Escalera, S.; Angulo, C.; Gonzàlez, J. A Survey on Model Based Approaches for 2D and 3D Visual Human Pose Recovery. Sensors 2014, 14, 4189-4210.

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