Multi-view 3D human pose estimation combining single-frame recovery, temporal integration and model adaptation

Michael Hofmann, Dariu M. Gavrila
2009 2009 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition  
We present a system for the estimation of unconstrained 3D human upper body movement from multiple cameras. Its main novelty lies in the integration of three components: single-frame pose recovery, temporal integration and model adaptation. Single-frame pose recovery consists of a hypothesis generation stage, where candidate 3D poses are generated based on hierarchical shape matching in the individual camera views. In the subsequent hypothesis verification stage, candidate 3D poses are
more » ... poses are re-projected to the other camera views and ranked according to a multi-view matching score. Temporal integration consists of computing best trajectories combining a motion model and observations in a Viterbi-style maximum likelihood approach. Poses that lie on the best trajectories are used to generate and adapt a texture model, which in turn enriches the shape component used for pose recovery. We demonstrate that our approach outperforms the state-of-the-art in experiments with large and challenging real-world data from an outdoor setting. The new data set is made public to facilitate benchmarking.
doi:10.1109/cvpr.2009.5206508 dblp:conf/cvpr/HofmannG09 fatcat:ydw46hqxezefdke2t6rgp7zs3u