People identification and tracking through fusion of facial and gait features

Yu Guan, Xingjie Wei, Chang Tsun Li, Yosi Keller

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    This paper reviews the contemporary (face, gait, and fusion) computational approaches for automatic human identification at a distance. For remote identification, there may exist large intra-class variations that can affect the performance of face/gait systems substantially. First, we review the face recognition algorithms in light of factors, such as illumination, resolution, blur, occlusion, and pose. Then we introduce several popular gait feature templates, and the algorithms against factors such as shoe, carrying condition, camera view, walking surface, elapsed time, and clothing. The motivation of fusing face and gait, is that, gait is less sensitive to the factors that may affect face (e.g., low resolution, illumination, facial occlusion, etc.), while face is robust to the factors that may affect gait (walking surface, clothing, etc.). We review several most recent face and gait fusion methods with different strategies, and the significant performance gains suggest these two modality are complementary for human identification at a distance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBiometric Authentication
    Subtitle of host publication1st International Workshop, BIOMET 2014. Revised Selected Papers.
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319133850
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event1st International Workshop on Biometrics : BIOMET 2014 - Dom na Uchenia, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Duration: 23 Jun 201424 Jun 2014

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference1st International Workshop on Biometrics
    OtherBiometrics (or biometric authentication) refers to the identification of humans by their characteristics or traits. Biometrics is used in computer science as a form of identification and access control and to identify individuals in groups that are under surveillance. BIOMET 2014 is intended to provide a forum to present current work and new ideas in this challenging field. It renovates and continues the Biometrics tradition (2007-2010) of the CompSysTech International Conferences, one of the longest running international conferences in computer science in Bulgaria that started in 2000. At the same time, BIOMET 2014 is primarily connected with the goals of the IICT-BAS’s AComIn project to disseminate recent advances in Biometrics among the research groups and companies in Bulgaria and Balkan countries as well.
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