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A non-invasive system for human posture recognition suitable to be used in several in-home scenarios is proposed and validation results presented. 3D point cloud sequences were acquired by using a time-of-flight sensor in a privacy preserving modality and near real-time processed with a low power embedded PC. To satisfy different application requirements in terms of discrimination capabilities, covered distance range and processing speed, a twofold discrimination approach was investigated in which features were hierarchical arranged from coarse to fine exploiting both topological and volumetric spatial representations. The topological representation encoded the intrinsic topology of the body’s shape in a skeleton-based structure, guarantying invariance to scale, rotations and postural changes, and achieving a high level of detail with a moderate computational cost. In the volumetric representation, on the …
Publication date: 
1 Feb 2013
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Volume: 40 Issue: 2 Pages: 744-751
Expert Systems with Applications