A Multi-view RGB-D Approach for Human Pose Estimation in Operating Rooms [article]

Abdolrahim Kadkhodamohammadi, Afshin Gangi, Michel de Mathelin, Nicolas Padoy
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Many approaches have been proposed for human pose estimation in single and multi-view RGB images. However, some environments, such as the operating room, are still very challenging for state-of-the-art RGB methods. In this paper, we propose an approach for multi-view 3D human pose estimation from RGB-D images and demonstrate the benefits of using the additional depth channel for pose refinement beyond its use for the generation of improved features. The proposed method permits the joint
more » ... n and estimation of the poses without knowing a priori the number of persons present in the scene. We evaluate this approach on a novel multi-view RGB-D dataset acquired during live surgeries and annotated with ground truth 3D poses.
arXiv:1701.07372v1 fatcat:vztmw5hr4fgdlljqsaffcbpvs4