Automatic Gesture Recognition for Health Care Using ReliefF and Fuzzy kNN

  • Sriparna Saha
  • Monalisa Pal
  • Amit Konar
  • Diptendu Bhattacharya
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 340)


This work describes a simple method to detect gestures revealing muscle and joint pain. The data is acquired using Kinect Sensor. For the purpose of feature extraction, the twenty joint coordinates are processed in three dimensional space. From each frame, 171 Euclidean distances are calculated and to reduce the dimension of the feature space, ReliefF algorithm is implemented. The classification stage is consists of fuzzy k-nearest neighbour classifier. The proposed method is employed to recognize 24 body gestures and yields a high recognition rate of 90.63 % which is comparatively higher than several other algorithms for young person gesture recognition works.


Fuzzy k-nearest neighbour Gesture recognition Health care Kinect sensor ReliefF 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sriparna Saha
    • 1
  • Monalisa Pal
    • 1
  • Amit Konar
    • 1
  • Diptendu Bhattacharya
    • 2
  1. 1.Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering DepartmentJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Computer Science and Engineering DepartmentNIT AgartalaAgartalaIndia

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