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Automatic extraction and description of human gait models for recognition purposes

Cunado, David, Nixon, Mark S. and Carter, John N. (2003) Automatic extraction and description of human gait models for recognition purposes Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 90, (1), pp. 1-41. (doi:10.1016/S1077-3142(03)00008-0).

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Using gait as a biometric is of emerging interest. We describe a new model-based moving feature extraction analysis is presented that automatically extracts and describes human gait for recognition. The gait signature is extracted directly from the evidence gathering process. This is possible by using a Fourier series to describe the motion of the upper leg and apply temporal evidence gathering techniques to extract the moving model from a sequence of images. Simulation results highlight potential performance benefits in the presence of noise. Classification uses the k-nearest neighbour rule applied to the Fourier components of the motion of the upper leg. Experimental analysis demonstrates that an improved classification rate is given by the phase-weighted Fourier magnitude information over the use of the magnitude information alone. The improved classification capability of the phase-weighted magnitude information is verified using statistical analysis of the separation of clusters in the feature space. Furthermore, the technique is shown to be able to handle high levels of occlusion, which is of especial importance in gait as the human body is self-occluding. As such, a new technique has been developed to automatically extract and describe a moving articulated shape, the human leg, and shown its potential in gait as a biometric.

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Published date: April 2003


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Date deposited: 15 Jun 2006
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Author: David Cunado
Author: Mark S. Nixon
Author: John N. Carter

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