Human Activity Recognition and Classification Using Local Invariant Feature Extraction

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Human Activity Recognition and Classification Using Local Invariant Feature Extraction

Human Activity Recognition and Classification Using Local Invariant Feature Extraction

G P Hegde

Department of Information Science and Engineering SDMIT Ujire

Nireeksha, Nithini B K Department of Information Science and Engineering SDMIT Ujire

Soundarya M B, Supreetha B V Department of Information Science and Engineering SDMIT Ujire

Abstract:- Human action recognition from realistic videos attracts more attention in many practical applications such as on-line video surveillance and content-based video management. Single action recognition always fails to distinguish similar action categories due to the complex background settings in realistic videos. This paper explains the various studies on human activity recognition and also focuses on steps needed for recognition of human activity using local invariant methods and classification of human activity frames.

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Keywords:- Activity recognition, Local Invariant Method


    Applications such as surveillance, video retrieval and human-computer interaction require methods for recognizing human actions in various scenarios. Typical scenarios include scenes with cluttered, moving backgrounds, non-stationary camera, scale variations, individual variations in appearance and cloth of people, changes in light and view point. This work demonstrates how the action recognition can be achieved using local measurements in terms of spatio temporal interest points. Such features capture local motion events in video and can be adapted to the size, the frequency and the velocity of moving patterns, hence, resulting in video representations that are stable with respect to corresponding transformations. In this work systematic study on human activity recognition using local invariant methods are described. Comparison of various studies understands that local feature is preserved for accurate recognition of human activity. The redundant information is removed during activity detection and classification of human activity frames also has been carried out by support vector machine (SVM) classifier.

    Figure 1: Local space-time features detected for a walking pattern

    : (a )3-D plot of a spatio-temporal leg motion (up side down) and corresponding features (in black) (b) Features overlaid on selected frame sequence.

    Figure2. Action and scenarios. Data base (available on request): examples of sequences corresponding to different types of action.


    Ren and Xu (2002) [1] presented a new system for teachers' natural complex action recognition in the smart classroom in order to realize an intelligent cameraman and virtual mouse. First, the system proposes a hybrid human model and employs a second order B-spline function to detect the two shoulder joints in the silhouette image to obtain the basic motion features including the elbow angles, motion parameters of the face and two hands. Then, a primitive-based coupled hidden Markov model (PCHMM) is presented for natural context-dependent action recognition. Last, some comparison experiments show that PCHMM is better than the traditional HMM and coupled HMM.

    Akilandasowmya and P.Sathiya [2] describes that

    Human activity recognition is an important research area of computer vision. There is an urgent mechanism to automatically detect and retrieve semantic events in videos based on video contents. Low-level video sequence contents is translated into high level video to sequence content is a interesting research topic in recent

    years. Its application include automated video surveillance schemes, intensive care system, airports, analysis of physical condition of people and variety of systems. Which include human-computer interfaces.

    Arie et al. (2002) [3], develop a novel method for view-based recognition of human action/activity from videos. By observing just a few frames, we can identify the activity that takes place in a video sequence. The basic idea of multidimensional indexing method is that activities can be positively identified from a sparsely sampled sequence of a few body poses acquired from videos.

    Davide Anguita et al.[4] presented an Activity-Based Computing aims to capture the state of the user and its environment by exploiting heterogeneous sensors in order to provide adaptation to exogenous computing resources. When heterogeneous sensors are attached to the subjects body, they permit continuous monitoring of numerous physiological signals.




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sequence is considered as a

spatio-temporal intensi ty volume from which motion cues of human actions are firstly extracted through dierencing adjacent frames .Backgrounds are simultaneously suppressed without suering from expensive computations resulting from tracking or background subtraction. Then construct a

spatio-temporal Laplacian pyramid Construction of spatio-temporal Gaussian pyramid and Laplacian pyra- follows. The obtained volumes with DOF are repeatedly ltered with Gaussian weighting functions and sub sampled to generate volumes with regularly reduced resolutions. These comprise a series of

low-pass ltered copies of original volumes, namely a spatio-temporal Gaussian pyramid, in which the bandwidth decreases at one-octave per step. To directly represent the volumes in terms of voxel intensity values, however, is inecient due to the high correlation among these voxels. Therefore, the smoothed 3D volumes are decomposed into a set of spatio-temporal band-pass ltered volumes called a spatio-temporal Laplacian pyramid by dierencing adjacent levels of the Gaussian pyramid.

Features with dierent sizes are appropriately localized at each level of the pyramid, as the band-pass ltered volume represents a particular neness of detail at each scale. Subsequently, we apply a feature extraction step. A bank of 3D Gabor lters is then applied to the original volume and each level of the Laplacian pyramid to enhance edge and orientation information. To extract invariant and discriminative features, a nonlinear max pooling technique is performed within bands of Gabor lters and over spatio-temporal neighborhoods, resulting in robustness to spatial and temporal shifts, partial occlusions and noise. Our feature extraction process from a raw video sequence is illustrated in SVM classication combined with motion descriptors in terms of local features (LF) and feature histograms (HistLF) dene two novel methods for motion recognition. In this section we evaluate both methods on the problem of recognizing human action and

Classification of human

activities by

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compare the performance to other approaches using alternative techniques for representation and classication. human activity is recognized using local invariant methods and classification of human activity frames also carried out by support vector machine (SVM) classifier.


    Figure 3:Architecureof Human Activity Recognition and Classification

    Figure 4 (top) shows recognition rates for all of the methods. To analyze the inuence of different scenarios we performed .

    Based on activities accuracy is calculated that is shown in column chart.


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Multiple actions of human are recognized and also proposed method provide clear separation between leg actions and arm action. Confusion between different human activities like walking, jogging etc are classified and performance evaluation have been carried out. Based on activity accuracy is calculated.

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