Robust pose estimation for human body hidden with a cover using body shape feature obtained by normal vector

Yuta Kudo, Takehiko Sashida, Yoshimitsu Aoki

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a robust pose estimation method of a human body hidden with a cover. Our goal is an automatically monitoring system of sleeping human using noncontact and noninvasive sensors for elderly care. We propose a new method for robust human pose estimation from a single depth image using human body shape ITXXICI constructed by nonnal vector infonnation. This shape model is able to represent shapes of rough body, and is effective in robust pose estimation for a person who placed iiiton and blanket. In our method, first, head position is detected from a depth image using SVM. Then, body region is detected by comparing human body sliape model. Head position is used as initial position of body region detecting. Body region is composed of many small rectangles. Next, body region is divided into three body parts by distance between parts. Finally, each part pose is detennined by a linear estimation using point clouds of right and left of the rectangle in each body region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1166-1175
Number of pages10
JournalSeimitsu Kogaku Kaishi/Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering
Volume80
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3D image
  • Covered body pose estimation
  • Monitoring system
  • Oriented nonnal vector
  • Pose estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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