Online human gesture recognition has a wide range of applications in computer vision, especially in humancomputer interaction applications. The recent introduction of cost-effective depth cameras brings a new trend of research on body-movement gesture recognition. However, there are two major challenges: (i) how to continuously detect gestures from unsegmented streams, and (ii) how to differentiate different styles of the same gesture from other types of gestures. In this article, we solve these two problems with a new effective and efficient feature extractionmethod-Structured Streaming Skeleton (SSS)-which uses a dynamicmatching approach to construct a feature vector for each frame. Our comprehensive experiments on MSRC-12 Kinect Gesture, Huawei/3DLife-2013, and MSR-Action3D datasets have demonstrated superior performances than the state-of-the-art approaches. We also demonstrate model selection based on the proposed SSS feature, where the classifier of squared loss regression with l2,1 norm regularization is a recommended classifier for best performance.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2014|
- Depth camera
- Feature extraction
- Gesture recognition