Component-Based Human Body Tracking for Posture Estimation

  • Kyoung-Mi Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 345)


To track a human body and estimate its posture, a component-based approach is less susceptible to changes in posture and lighting. This paper proposes model-based tracking with a component-based human body model comprised of 10 components and their hierarchical link. The proposed method first divides a video frame into blobs based on color, groups the blobs to make components, and matches the components to human body parts. Instead of matching blobs individually, the proposed model-based tacking uses components and their links. This paper shows the making of coarse-to-fine searches, so it offers a model that can make human-body matching more time-efficient.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyoung-Mi Lee
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  1. 1.Intelligent Multimedia Lab. Department of Computer ScienceDuksung Women’s UniversitySeoulKorea

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