Exemplar-based tracking and recognition of arm gestures

TitleExemplar-based tracking and recognition of arm gestures
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsElgammal A, Shet V, Yacoob Y, Davis LS
Conference NameImage and Signal Processing and Analysis, 2003. ISPA 2003. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on
Date Published2003/09//
Keywordsarm, constrains;, correspondence-free, edge, exemplar-based, framework;, gesture, hidden, HMM;, image, logic;, Markov, MATCHING, matching;, model;, models;, probabilistic, recognition;, scheme;, segmentation;, temporal, tracking;, weighted

This paper presents a probabilistic exemplar-based framework for recognizing gestures. The approach is based on representing each gesture as a sequence of learned body poses. The gestures are recognized through a probabilistic framework for matching these body poses and for imposing temporal constrains between different poses. Matching individual poses to image data is performed using a probabilistic formulation for edge matching to obtain a likelihood measurement for each individual pose. The paper introduces a correspondence-free weighted matching scheme for edge templates that emphasize discriminating features in the matching. The weighting does not require establishing correspondences between the different pose models. The probabilistic framework also imposes temporal constrains between different pose through a learned hidden Markov model (HMM) of each gesture.