Gait Recognition Using Multiple Projections


IEEE Computer Society, Proceedings of 7th the International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, Sothoumpton, United Kingdom, 10 - 12 April 2007, pp.517-522

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Sothoumpton
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.517-522


This paper presents a new method for automatic gait recognition based on analyzing the multiple projections to silhouette using principal components analysis (PCA). Binarized silhouette of a motion object is represented by 1-D signals which are the basic image features called the distance vectors. The distance vectors are differences between the bounding box and silhouette, and extracted using four projections to silhouette. Based on normalized correlation on the distance vectors, gait cycle estimation is first performed to extract the gait cycle. Second, an eigenspace transformation based on PCA is applied to time-varying distance vectors and the statistical distance based supervised pattern classification is then performed in the lower-dimensional eigenspace for human identification. A fusion strategy developed is finally executed to produce final decision. Experimental results on four databases demonstrate that the right person in top two matches 100% of the times for the cases where training and testing sets corresponds to the same walking styles, and in top three-four matches 100% of the times for training and testing sets corresponds to the different walking styles