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Conditional random field-based gesture recognition with depth information
Author(s): Hyunsook Chung; Hee-Deok Yang
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Paper Abstract

Gesture recognition is useful for human-computer interaction. The difficulty of gesture recognition is that instances of gestures vary both in motion and shape in three-dimensional (3-D) space. We use depth information generated using Microsoft’s Kinect in order to detect 3-D human body components and apply a threshold model with a conditional random field in order to recognize meaningful gestures using continuous motion information. Body gesture recognition is achieved through a framework consisting of two steps. First, a human subject is described by a set of features, encoding the angular relationship between body components in 3-D space. Second, a feature vector is recognized using a threshold model with a conditional random field. In order to show the performance of the proposed method, we use a public data set, the Microsoft Research Cambridge-12 Kinect gesture database. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can efficiently and effectively recognize body gestures automatically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(1) 017201 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.1.017201
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Hyunsook Chung, Chosun Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Hee-Deok Yang, Chosun Univ. (Korea, Republic of)

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