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Applied Sciences, Vol. 9, Pages 3613: Motion Capture Research: 3D Human Pose Recovery Based on RGB Video Sequences

02 Sep 2019

Applied Sciences, Vol. 9, Pages 3613: Motion Capture Research: 3D Human Pose Recovery Based on RGB Video Sequences

Applied Sciences doi: 10.3390/app9173613

Authors:
Xin Min
Shouqian Sun
Honglie Wang
Xurui Zhang
Chao Li
Xianfu Zhang

Using video sequences to restore 3D human poses is of great significance in the field of motion capture. This paper proposes a novel approach to estimate 3D human action via end-to-end learning of deep convolutional neural network to calculate the parameters of the parameterized skinned multi-person linear model. The method is divided into two main stages: (1) 3D human pose estimation based on a single frame image. We use 2D/3D skeleton point constraints, human height constraints, and generative adversarial network constraints to obtain a more accurate human-body model. The model is pre-trained using open-source human pose datasets; (2) Human-body pose generation based on video streams. Combined with the correlation of video sequences, a 3D human pose recovery method based on video streams is proposed, which uses the correlation between videos to generate a smoother 3D pose. In addition, we compared the proposed 3D human pose recovery method with the commercial motion capture platform to prove the effectiveness of the proposed method. To make a contrast, we first built a motion capture platform through two Kinect (V2) devices and iPi Soft series software to obtain depth-camera video sequences and monocular-camera video sequences respectively. Then we defined several different tasks, including the speed of the movements, the position of the subject, the orientation of the subject, and the complexity of the movements. Experimental results show that our low-cost method based on RGB video data can achieve similar results to commercial motion capture platform with RGB-D video data.

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