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Automatic reconstruction of 3D human motion pose from uncalibrated monocular video sequences based on markerless human motion tracking

School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, People's Republic of China
Pattern Recognition (Impact Factor: 2.58). 07/2009; DOI: 10.1016/j.patcog.2008.12.024
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ABSTRACT We present a method to reconstruct human motion pose from uncalibrated monocular video sequences based on the morphing appearance model matching. The human pose estimation is made by integrated human joint tracking with pose reconstruction in depth-first order. Firstly, the Euler angles of joint are estimated by inverse kinematics based on human skeleton constrain. Then, the coordinates of pixels in the body segments in the scene are determined by forward kinematics, by projecting these pixels in the scene onto the image plane under the assumption of perspective projection to obtain the region of morphing appearance model in the image. Finally, the human motion pose can be reconstructed by histogram matching. The experimental results show that this method can obtain favorable reconstruction results on a number of complex human motion sequences.

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