FrankMocap: A Monocular 3D Whole-Body Pose Estimation System via Regression and Integration [article]

Yu Rong, Takaaki Shiratori, Hanbyul Joo
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Most existing monocular 3D pose estimation approaches only focus on a single body part, neglecting the fact that the essential nuance of human motion is conveyed through a concert of subtle movements of face, hands, and body. In this paper, we present FrankMocap, a fast and accurate whole-body 3D pose estimation system that can produce 3D face, hands, and body simultaneously from in-the-wild monocular images. The core idea of FrankMocap is its modular design: We first run 3D pose regression
more » ... ods for face, hands, and body independently, followed by composing the regression outputs via an integration module. The separate regression modules allow us to take full advantage of their state-of-the-art performances without compromising the original accuracy and reliability in practice. We develop three different integration modules that trade off between latency and accuracy. All of them are capable of providing simple yet effective solutions to unify the separate outputs into seamless whole-body pose estimation results. We quantitatively and qualitatively demonstrate that our modularized system outperforms both the optimization-based and end-to-end methods of estimating whole-body pose.
arXiv:2108.06428v1 fatcat:e7qbykmj5ndnxctskx42yafd3i