Detection and Tracking of Humans by Probabilistic Body Part Assembly

A. S. Micilotta, E. J. Ong, R. Bowden
2005 Procedings of the British Machine Vision Conference 2005  
This paper presents a probabilistic framework of assembling detected human body parts into a full 2D human configuration. The face, torso, legs and hands are detected in cluttered scenes using boosted body part detectors trained by AdaBoost. Body configurations are assembled from the detected parts using RANSAC, and a coarse heuristic is applied to eliminate obvious outliers. An a priori mixture model of upper-body configurations is used to provide a pose likelihood for each configuration. A
more » ... configuration. A joint-likelihood model is then determined by combining the pose, part detector and corresponding skin model likelihoods. The assembly with the highest likelihood is selected by RANSAC, and the elbow positions are inferred. This paper also illustrates the combination of skin colour likelihood and detection likelihood to further reduce false hand and face detections.
doi:10.5244/c.19.44 dblp:conf/bmvc/MicilottaOB05 fatcat:gbeoj6crqrfdjjtmal73labafe