A robust speed-invariant gait recognition system for walker and runner identification

Yu Guan, Chang Tsun Li

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    In real-world scenarios, walking/running speed is one of the most common covariate factors that can affect the performance of gait recognition systems. By assuming the effect caused by the speed changes (from the query walker-s/runners) are intra-class variations that the training data (i.e., gallery) fails to capture, overfitting to the less representative training data may be the main problem that degrades the performance. In this work, we employ a general model based on random subspace method to solve this problem. More specifically, for query gaits in unknown speeds, we try to reduce the generalization errors by combining a large number of weak classifiers. We evaluate our method on two benchmark databases, i.e., Infrared CASIA-C dataset and Treadmill OU-ISIR-A dataset. For the cross-speed walking/running gait recognition experiments, nearly perfect results are achieved, significantly higher than other state-of-the-art algorithms. We also study the unknown- speed nrunner identification solely using the walking gait gallery, and the encouraging experimental results suggest the effectiveness of our method in such cross-mode gait recognition tasks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Biometrics
    Subtitle of host publicationICB 2013
    EditorsJulian Fierrez, Ajay Kumar, Mayank Vatsa, Raymond Veldhuis, Javier Ortega-Garcia
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-147990310-8
    ISBN (Print)9781479903108
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventThe 6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics: ICB-2013 - Madrid Higher Technical School of Mining Engineering, Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 04 Jun 201307 Jun 2013


    ConferenceThe 6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics
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