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Automatic Gait Recognition by Symmetry Analysis

Automatic Gait Recognition by Symmetry Analysis
Automatic Gait Recognition by Symmetry Analysis
We describe a new method for automatic gait recognition based on analysing the symmetry of human motion, by using the Generalised Symmetry Operator. This operator, rather than relying on the borders of a shape or on general appearance, locates features by their symmetrical properties. This approach is reinforced by the psychologists' view that gait is a symmetrical pattern of motion and by other works. We applied our new method to two different databases and derived gait signatures for silhouettes and optical flow. The results show that the symmetry properties of individuals' gait appear to be unique and can indeed be used for recognition. We have so far achieved promising recognition rates of over 95%. Performance analysis also suggests that symmetry enjoys practical advantages such as relative immunity to noise and missing frames, and with capability to handle occlusion.
3-540-42216-1
272-277
Hayfron-Acquah, James B.
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Nixon, Mark. S.
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Carter, John N.
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Hayfron-Acquah, James B.
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Bigun, Josef
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Hayfron-Acquah, James B., Nixon, Mark. S. and Carter, John N. (2001) Automatic Gait Recognition by Symmetry Analysis. Bigun, Josef and Smeraldi, Fabrizio (eds.) Audio-and-Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication. pp. 272-277 .

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We describe a new method for automatic gait recognition based on analysing the symmetry of human motion, by using the Generalised Symmetry Operator. This operator, rather than relying on the borders of a shape or on general appearance, locates features by their symmetrical properties. This approach is reinforced by the psychologists' view that gait is a symmetrical pattern of motion and by other works. We applied our new method to two different databases and derived gait signatures for silhouettes and optical flow. The results show that the symmetry properties of individuals' gait appear to be unique and can indeed be used for recognition. We have so far achieved promising recognition rates of over 95%. Performance analysis also suggests that symmetry enjoys practical advantages such as relative immunity to noise and missing frames, and with capability to handle occlusion.

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Published date: June 2001
Additional Information: Organisation: IAPR, SSAB,Halmstad University Address: Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg
Venue - Dates: Audio-and-Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication, 2001-06-01
Organisations: Southampton Wireless Group

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Local EPrints ID: 255984
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/255984
ISBN: 3-540-42216-1
PURE UUID: a438f710-3c17-440f-b4ff-0781d1b945e1
ORCID for Mark. S. Nixon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9174-5934

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Date deposited: 18 Nov 2003
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:59

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Author: James B. Hayfron-Acquah
Author: Mark. S. Nixon ORCID iD
Author: John N. Carter
Editor: Josef Bigun
Editor: Fabrizio Smeraldi

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