A Study on the Gesture Recognition Using the Particle Filter Algorithm

Particle Filter를 이용한 제스처 인식 연구

  • 이양원 (호남대학교 정보통신공학과) ;
  • 김철원 (호남대학교 정보통신공학과)
  • Published : 2006.11.30


The recognition of human gestures in image sequences is an important and challenging problem that enables a host of human-computer interaction applications. This paper describes a gesture recognition algorithm based on the particle filters, namely CONDENSATION. The particle filter is more efficient than any other tracking algorithm because the tracking mechanism follows Bayesian estimation rule of conditional probability propagation. We used two models for the evaluation of particle Inter and apply the MATLAB for the preprocessing of the image sequence. But we implement the particle filter using the C++ to get the high speed processing. In the experimental results, it is demonstrated that the proposed algorithm prove to be robust in the cluttered environment.


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