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Abstract :

A novel approach is proposed in this work for human activity recognition from depth video sensor data using features of human body and two-level Hidden Markov Models. From depth video, different body parts of human activities are segmented first by means of random forests. Then, robust features are obtained using labeled body parts and body joint information which includes motion information as well. Traditionally, a dictionary of all trained HMMs for all the activities are built and the features are applied on the HMMs to generate the maximum likelihood to obtain the proper activity which is time consuming if the activities are many. Hence, two-level activity recognition is proposed in this work. Initially, all activities are distributed in some groups. In first level, activity group is determined by means of applying the features on activity class HMMs. Finally, the features are applied again on the trained activity HMMs of the group obtained from first level classification. The proposed approach shows better performance than traditional approaches.

Keywords :

: Body Joint, Depth Information, Hidden Markov Models.

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