Deep Learning in Gait Analysis for Security and Healthcare

  • Omar Costilla-ReyesEmail author
  • Ruben Vera-Rodriguez
  • Abdullah S. Alharthi
  • Syed U. Yunas
  • Krikor B. Ozanyan
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 865)


Human motion is an important spatio-temporal pattern as it can be a powerful indicator of human well-being and identity. In particular, human gait offers a unique motion pattern of an individual. Gait refers to the study of locomotion in both humans and animals. It involves the coordination of several parts of the human body: the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, muscles, bones, and also joints. Gait analysis has been studied for a variety of applications including healthcare, biometrics, sports, and many others. Until recently, the analysis has been done mainly by human observation, using parameters and features established in existing practice and therefore limited by the nature of measurements captured by the gait sensing modalities. In this chapter, we reviewed key conceptual and algorithmic facets of deep learning applied to gait analysis in two important contexts: security and healthcare.


Deep learning Gait analysis Biometrics Dual-task Machine learning 



We express our gratitude to the participants for taking the time to participate in this research and to David H. Foster for useful discussions. This work was supported by the U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EP/K005294/1 EP/K503447/1, in part by CONACyT (Mexico), grant 467373 and in part by the University of Manchester Data Science Institute. O. Costilla-Reyes would like to acknowledge CONACyT (Mexico) for a studentship. We acknowledge NVIDIA for the donation of the GPU used to perform some of the experiments of this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omar Costilla-Reyes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ruben Vera-Rodriguez
    • 2
  • Abdullah S. Alharthi
    • 3
  • Syed U. Yunas
    • 3
  • Krikor B. Ozanyan
    • 3
  1. 1.Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Biometrics and Data Pattern Analytics (BiDA) Lab - ATVSUniversidad Autonoma de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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