Proceedings of 1994 IEEE Workshop on Motion of Non-rigid and Articulated Objects

11-12 Nov. 1994

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  • Proceedings of 1994 IEEE Workshop on Motion of Non-rigid and Articulated Objects

    Publication Year: 1994
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  • A model based approach to labelling human body outlines

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):57 - 62
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    To understand human body motion, one has to be able to identify different body parts. Because of the flexibility of the human body, numerous possible configurations are possible. The paper proposes a novel model based approach to label the outline of a human body. Based on the model, key features of the body can then be identified. In addition, we propose the use of the concept of support, a commo... View full abstract»

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  • Towards structure and motion estimation from dynamic silhouettes

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):166 - 171
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    Addresses the problem of estimating the structure and motion of a smooth curved object from its silhouettes observed over time by a trinocular imagery. We first construct a model for the local structure along the silhouette for each frame in the temporal sequence. The local models are then integrated into a global surface description by estimating the motion between successive frames. The algorith... View full abstract»

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  • Analyzing gait with spatiotemporal surfaces

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):64 - 69
    Cited by:  Papers (63)  |  Patents (3)
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    Human motions generate characteristic spatiotemporal patterns. We have developed a set of techniques for analyzing the patterns generated by people walking across the field of view. After change detection, the XYT pattern can be fit with a smooth spatiotemporal surface. This surface is approximately periodic, reflecting the periodicity of the gait. The surface can be expressed as a combination of ... View full abstract»

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  • 3D displacement field reconstruction on an irregular domain from planar tagged cardiac MR images

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):172 - 177
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    An important application of deformable motion estimation theory is the estimation of heart motion from tagged magnetic resonance image sequences. In tagged MR images, the heart appears with a spatially encoded pattern that moves with the tissue. The position of the tag pattern in each frame of the image sequence can be used to obtain sparse measurements of the heart's 3D displacement field. In thi... View full abstract»

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  • Lower limb kinematics of human walking with the medial axis transformation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):70 - 76
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    The paper describes a simple model for free-speed human walking and compares ordinary images of a walking person to the model. Three dimensional kinematic data were obtained from subjects walking with markers over the joints of their limbs. The average of these data was used to derive a model stick figure of the lower limbs, based on the average anthropometric data of the population. Stick figures... View full abstract»

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  • Detecting irregularities in cyclic motion

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):178 - 185
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    Real cyclic motions tend not to be perfectly even, i.e., the period varies slightly from one cycle to the next, because of physically important changes in the scene. A generalization of period is defined for cyclic motions that makes periodic variation explicit. This representation, called the period trace, is compact and purely temporal, describing the evolution of an object or scene without refe... View full abstract»

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  • Articulated and elastic non-rigid motion: a review

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):2 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (39)  |  Patents (4)
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    Motion of physical objects is non-rigid, in general. Most researchers have focused on the study of the motion and structure of rigid objects because of its simplicity and elegance. Recently, investigation of non-rigid structure and motion transformation has drawn the attention of researchers from a wide spectrum of disciplines. Since the non-rigid motion class encompasses a huge domain, we restric... View full abstract»

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  • Iterative estimation of non-rigid motion based on relative elasticity

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):206 - 211
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    The vast majority of published research in motion has assumed that the imaged world moves in a rigid manner, even though this is an ill-posed assumption for recovering the motion parameters of many naturally occurring objects, such as clouds, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, if the rigidity of motion assumption is relaxed to allow deformation of motion, the problem of estimating the motion beco... View full abstract»

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  • Low level recognition of human motion (or how to get your man without finding his body parts)

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):77 - 82
    Cited by:  Papers (100)  |  Patents (4)
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    The recognition of human movements such as walking, running or climbing has been approached previously by tracking a number of feature points and either classifying the trajectories directly or matching them with a high-level model of the movement. A major difficulty with these methods is acquiring and trading the requisite feature points, which are generally specific joints such as knees or angle... View full abstract»

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  • Tracking facial motion

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):36 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (24)  |  Patents (7)
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    We describe a computer system that allows real-time tracking of facial expressions. Sparse, fast visual measurements using 2D templates are used to observe the face of a subject. Rather than track features on the face, the distributed response of a set of templates is used to characterize a given facial region. These measurements ape coupled via a linear interpolation method to states in a physica... View full abstract»

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  • Contour tracking by multi-frame relaxation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):188 - 193
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    This paper describes a novel feature tracking method. It is based on an inter-frame relaxation technique. This method combines intra-frame and inter-frame constraints on the behaviour of acceptable contour structure. The intra-frame information is represented by both a dictionary of local contour structure and a statistical model of the response of a set of directional feature detection operators.... View full abstract»

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  • DigitEyes: vision-based hand tracking for human-computer interaction

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):16 - 22
    Cited by:  Papers (71)  |  Patents (9)
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    Computer sensing of hand and limb motion is an important problem for applications in human-computer interaction (HCI), virtual reality, and athletic performance measurement. Commercially available sensors are invasive, and require the user to wear gloves or targets. We have developed a noninvasive vision-based hand tracking system, called DigitEyes. Employing a kinematic hand model, the DigitEyes ... View full abstract»

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  • Nonrigid motions as homogeneous transformations

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):138 - 143
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    In this paper, we present an approach to modeling nonrigid transformations (equivalently, nonrigid surfaces) by homogeneous transformations, and we illustrate the utility of this approach by describing how we used it to study sequences of static nonrigid motions of a membrane. Experimental results are presented View full abstract»

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  • Feature grouping in moving objects

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):214 - 219
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    We address the problem of grouping points or features common to a single object. In this paper we consider the processing of a sequence of two-dimensional orthogonal projections of a three-dimensional scene containing an unknown number of independently-moving rigid objects. We describe a computationally inexpensive algorithm that can determine the number of bodies and which points belong to which ... View full abstract»

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  • Incremental model-based discrimination of articulated movement from motion features

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):89 - 94
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    Discrimination of articulated movement is a central problem in perception. We present a model-based system designed to discriminate articulated movements and demonstrate its capabilities in distinguishing three human gaits. Recognition proceeds directly from uninterpreted visual motion features. The adaptive model of movement, the scenario, is based on discrete parameterized events separated by pa... View full abstract»

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  • Human emotion recognition from motion using a radial basis function network architecture

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):43 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (2)
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    A radial basis function network architecture is developed that learns the correlation of facial feature motion patterns and human emotions. We describe a hierarchical approach which at the highest level identifies emotions, at the mid level determines motion of facial features, and at the low level recovers motion directions. Individual emotion networks were trained to recognize the `smile' and `s... View full abstract»

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  • A system for human motion matching between synthetic and real images based on a biomechanic graphical model

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):83 - 88
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    A system for analysis and synthesis of human motion is presented. The system consists of an analysis part and a synthesis part. The analysis part can be used automatically or interactively. The automatic analysis part includes the pre-processing, modeling, matching and interpretation phases. The interactive analysis part includes the same phases but with the possibility of user supervision. We pre... View full abstract»

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  • An efficient method for contour tracking using active shape models

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):194 - 199
    Cited by:  Papers (74)  |  Patents (4)
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    There has been considerable research interest recently, in the areas of real time contour tracking and active shape models. This paper demonstrates how dynamic filtering can be used in combination with a modal-based flexible shape model to track an articulated non-rigid body in motion. The results show the method being used to track the silhouette of a walking pedestrian in real time. The active s... View full abstract»

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  • Recognition of dexterous manipulations from time-varying images

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):23 - 28
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    This paper presents a method for recognizing dexterous manipulation actions that we usually perform using our hands. Our method is based on model representation using spatio-temporal vector fields and a spotting algorithm that gives segmentation-free and frame-by-frame recognition. We propose a multiview motion model that is composed of several standard sequence patterns made from different viewpo... View full abstract»

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  • Spatio-temporal analysis of nonrigid motion from 4D data

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):146 - 151
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    Presents a method for analysis of nonrigid motion in time sequences of volume images (4D data). In this method, nonrigid motion of the deforming object's contour is dynamically approximated by a deformable surface. In order to reduce the number of parameters describing the deformation, we make use of modal analysis, which provides a spatial smoothing of the surface, and Fourier analysis of the tim... View full abstract»

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  • Estimating multiple independent motions in segmented images using parametric models with local deformations

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):220 - 227
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (2)
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    This paper presents a new model for optical flow based on the motion of planar regions plus local deformations. The approach exploits brightness information to organize and constrain the interpretation of the motion by using segmented regions of piecewise smooth brightness to hypothesize planar regions in the scene. Parametric flow models are fitted to these regions an a two step process which fir... View full abstract»

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  • Segmenting independently moving, noisy points

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):96 - 103
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    There has been much work on using point features tracked through a video sequence to determine structure and motion. In many situations, to use this work, we must first isolate subsets of points that share a common motion. This is hard because we must distinguish between independent motions and apparent deviations from a single motion due to noise. We propose several methods of searching for point... View full abstract»

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  • Active motion-based segmentation of human body outlines

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):50 - 56
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    We present an integrated approach towards the segmentation and shape estimation of human body outlines. Initially, we assume that the human body consists of a single part, and we fit a deformable model to the given data using our physics-based shape and motion estimation framework. As an actor attains different postures, new protrusions emerge on the outline. We model these changes in the shape us... View full abstract»

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  • Physically-based combinations of views: representing rigid and nonrigid motion

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):158 - 164
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    Nonrigid motion can be described as morphing or blending between extremal shapes, e.g. heart motion can be described as transitioning between the systole and diastole states. Using physically-based modeling techniques, shape similarity can be measured in terms of forces and strain. This provides a physically-based coordinate system in which motion is characterized in terms of physical similarity t... View full abstract»

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