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Gait recognition based on Kinect sensor
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents gait recognition based on human skeleton and trajectory of joint points captured by Microsoft Kinect sensor. In this paper Two sets of dynamic features are extracted during one gait cycle: the first is Horizontal Distance Features (HDF) that is based on the distances between (Ankles, knees, hands, shoulders), the second set is the Vertical Distance Features (VDF) that provide significant information of human gait extracted from the height to the ground of (hand, shoulder, and ankles) during one gait cycle. Extracting these two sets of feature are difficult and not accurate based on using traditional camera, therefore the Kinect sensor is used in this paper to determine the precise measurements. The two sets of feature are separately tested and then fused to create one feature vector. A database has been created in house to perform our experiments. This database consists of sixteen males and four females. For each individual, 10 videos have been recorded, each record includes in average two gait cycles. The Kinect sensor is used here to extract all the skeleton points, and these points are used to build up the feature vectors mentioned above. K-nearest neighbor is used as the classification method based on Cityblock distance function. Based on the experimental result the proposed method provides 56% as a recognition rate using HDF, while VDF provided 83.5% recognition accuracy. When fusing both of the HDF and VDF as one feature vector, the recognition rate increased to 92%, the experimental result shows that our method provides significant result compared to the existence methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9139, Real-Time Image and Video Processing 2014, 91390B (15 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052588
Show Author Affiliations
Mohammed Ahmed, The Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
Naseer Al-Jawad, The Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)
Azhin T. Sabir, The Univ. of Buckingham (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9139:
Real-Time Image and Video Processing 2014
Nasser Kehtarnavaz; Matthias F. Carlsohn, Editor(s)

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