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Sensors 2018, 18(11), 3865;

Dynamic Pose Estimation Using Multiple RGB-D Cameras

Creative Content Research Division, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, 218 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34129, Korea
School of Games, Hongik University, 2639 Sejong-ro, Jochiwon-eup, Sejong 30016, Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 26 September 2018 / Revised: 6 November 2018 / Accepted: 7 November 2018 / Published: 10 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors Signal Processing and Visual Computing)
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Human poses are difficult to estimate due to the complicated body structure and the self-occlusion problem. In this paper, we introduce a marker-less system for human pose estimation by detecting and tracking key body parts, namely the head, hands, and feet. Given color and depth images captured by multiple red, green, blue, and depth (RGB-D) cameras, our system constructs a graph model with segmented regions from each camera and detects the key body parts as a set of extreme points based on accumulative geodesic distances in the graph. During the search process, local detection using a supervised learning model is utilized to match local body features. A final set of extreme points is selected with a voting scheme and tracked with physical constraints from the unified data received from the multiple cameras. During the tracking process, a Kalman filter-based method is introduced to reduce positional noises and to recover from a failure of tracking extremes. Our system shows an average of 87% accuracy against the commercial system, which outperforms the previous multi-Kinects system, and can be applied to recognize a human action or to synthesize a motion sequence from a few key poses using a small set of extremes as input data. View Full-Text
Keywords: human motion; dynamic pose; body parts detection; motion tracking; depth images; action recognition; motion synthesis human motion; dynamic pose; body parts detection; motion tracking; depth images; action recognition; motion synthesis

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