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View-based Location and Tracking of Body Parts for Visual Interaction

Micilotta, A and Bowden, R (2004) View-based Location and Tracking of Body Parts for Visual Interaction In: BMVC 2004 - British Machine Vision Conference 7-9th Sept 2004, 2004-09-07 - 2004-09-09, Kingston University, London.

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This paper presents a real time approach to locate and track the upper torso of the human body. Our main interest is not in 3D biometric accuracy, but rather a sufficient discriminatory representation for visual interaction. The algorithm employs background suppression and a general approximation to body shape, applied within a particle filter framework, making use of integral images to maintain real-time performance. Furthermore, we present a novel method to disambiguate the hands of the subject and to predict the likely position of elbows. The final system is demonstrated segmenting multiple subjects from a cluttered scene at above real time operation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Computing
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
Micilotta, A
Bowden, R
Date : 7 September 2004
DOI : 10.5244/C.18.87
Copyright Disclaimer : © BMVA 2004-07-30
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 26 Oct 2016 14:15
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:51

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