MMAct: A Large-Scale Dataset for Cross Modal Human Action Understanding

Quan Kong, Ziming Wu, Ziwei Deng, Martin Klinkigt, Bin Tong, Tomokazu Murakami; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 8658-8667


Unlike vision modalities, body-worn sensors or passive sensing can avoid the failure of action understanding in vision related challenges, e.g. occlusion and appearance variation. However, a standard large-scale dataset does not exist, in which different types of modalities across vision and sensors are integrated. To address the disadvantage of vision-based modalities and push towards multi/cross modal action understanding, this paper introduces a new large-scale dataset recorded from 20 distinct subjects with seven different types of modalities: RGB videos, keypoints, acceleration, gyroscope, orientation, Wi-Fi and pressure signal. The dataset consists of more than 36k video clips for 37 action classes covering a wide range of daily life activities such as desktop-related and check-in-based ones in four different distinct scenarios. On the basis of our dataset, we propose a novel multi modality distillation model with attention mechanism to realize an adaptive knowledge transfer from sensor-based modalities to vision-based modalities. The proposed model significantly improves performance of action recognition compared to models trained with only RGB information. The experimental results confirm the effectiveness of our model on cross-subject, -view, -scene and -session evaluation criteria. We believe that this new large-scale multimodal dataset will contribute the community of multimodal based action understanding.

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author = {Kong, Quan and Wu, Ziming and Deng, Ziwei and Klinkigt, Martin and Tong, Bin and Murakami, Tomokazu},
title = {MMAct: A Large-Scale Dataset for Cross Modal Human Action Understanding},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}