Skeleton-Free Body Pose Estimation From Depth Images for Movement Analysis

Ben Crabbe, Adeline Paiement, Sion Hannuna, Majid Mirmehdi; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops, 2015, pp. 70-78

Abstract


In movement analysis frameworks, body pose may often be adequately represented in a simple, low-dimensional, and high-level space, while full body joints' locations constitute excessively redundant and complex information. We propose a method for estimating body pose in such high-level pose spaces, directly from a depth image and without relying on intermediate skeleton-based steps. Our method is based on a convolutional neural network (CNN) that maps the depth-silhouette of a person to its position in the pose space. We apply our method to a pose representation proposed in [16] that was initially built from skeleton data. We find our estimation of pose to be consistent with the original one, and to be suitable for use in the movement quality assessment framework of [16]. This opens the perspective of a wider applicability of the movement analysis method to movement types and view-angles that are not supported by its skeleton tracking algorithm.

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@InProceedings{Crabbe_2015_ICCV_Workshops,
author = {Crabbe, Ben and Paiement, Adeline and Hannuna, Sion and Mirmehdi, Majid},
title = {Skeleton-Free Body Pose Estimation From Depth Images for Movement Analysis},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshops},
month = {December},
year = {2015}
}