Human motion data refinement unitizing structural sparsity and spatial-temporal information

Zhao Wang, Shuang Liu, Rongqiang Qian, Tao Jiang, Xiaosong Yang, Jian J. Zhang

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Human motion capture techniques (MOCAP) are widely applied in many areas such as computer vision, computer animation, digital effect and virtual reality. Even with professional MOCAP system, the acquired motion data still always contains noise and outliers, which highlights the need for the essential motion refinement methods. In recent years, many approaches for motion refinement have been developed, including signal processing based methods, sparse coding based methods and low-rank matrix completion based methods. However, motion refinement is still a challenging task due to the complexity and diversity of human motion. In this paper, we propose a data-driven-based human motion refinement approach by exploiting the structural sparsity and spatio-temporal information embedded in motion data. First of all, a human partial model is applied to replace the entire pose model for a better feature representation to exploit the abundant local body posture. Then, a dictionary learning which is for special task of motion refinement is designed and applied in parallel. Meanwhile, the objective function is derived by taking the statistical and locality property of motion data into account. Compared with several state-of-art motion refine methods, the experimental result demonstrates that our approach outperforms the competitors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSP 2016 - 2016 IEEE 13th International Conference on Signal Processing, Proceedings
EditorsYuan Baozong, Ruan Qiuqi, Zhao Yao, An Gaoyun
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013449
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, ICSP 2016 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 6 Nov 201610 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Signal Processing Proceedings, ICSP


Conference13th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, ICSP 2016


  • Motion Capture Data
  • Motion Refinement


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