Human Shape and Pose Tracking Using Keyframes

Chun-Hao Huang, Edmond Boyer, Nassir Navab, Slobodan Ilic; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 3446-3453


This paper considers human tracking in multi-view setups and investigates a robust strategy that learns online key poses to drive a shape tracking method. The interest arises in realistic dynamic scenes where occlusions or segmentation errors occur. The corrupted observations present missing data and outliers that deteriorate tracking results. We propose to use key poses of the tracked person as multiple reference models. In contrast to many existing approaches that rely on a single reference model, multiple templates represent a larger variability of human poses. They provide therefore better initial hypotheses when tracking with noisy data. Our approach identifies these reference models online as distinctive keyframes during tracking. The most suitable one is then chosen as the reference at each frame. In addition, taking advantage of the proximity between successive frames, an efficient outlier handling technique is proposed to prevent from associating the model to irrelevant outliers. The two strategies are successfully experimented with a surface deformation framework that recovers both the pose and the shape. Evaluations on existing datasets also demonstrate their benefits with respect to the state of the art.

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author = {Huang, Chun-Hao and Boyer, Edmond and Navab, Nassir and Ilic, Slobodan},
title = {Human Shape and Pose Tracking Using Keyframes},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}