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Skeleton-Based Human Action Recognition Using Motion and Orientation of Joints

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Perceiving human actions accurately from a video is one of the most challenging tasks demanded by many real-time applications in smart environments. Recently, several approaches have been proposed for human action representation and further recognizing actions from the videos using different data modalities. Especially in the case of images, deep learning-based approaches have demonstrated their classification efficiency. Here, we propose an effective framework for representing actions based on features obtained from 3D skeleton data of humans performing actions. We utilized motion, pose orientation, and transition orientation of skeleton joints for action representation in the proposed work. In addition, we introduced a lightweight convolutional neural network model for learning features from action representations in order to recognize the different actions. We evaluated the proposed system on two publicly available datasets using a cross-subject evaluation protocol, and the results showed better performance compared to the existing methods.

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Ghosh, S.K., Rashmi, M., Mohan, B.R., Guddeti, R.M.R. (2022). Skeleton-Based Human Action Recognition Using Motion and Orientation of Joints. In: Gupta, D., Sambyo, K., Prasad, M., Agarwal, S. (eds) Advanced Machine Intelligence and Signal Processing. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 858. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0840-8_6

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