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Bayesian fusion of hidden Markov models for understanding bimanual movements

Shamaie, Atid and Sutherland, Alistair (2004) Bayesian fusion of hidden Markov models for understanding bimanual movements. In: FGR 2004 - 6th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 17-19 May 2004, Seoul, Korea.

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Understanding hand and body gestures is a part of a wide spectrum of current research in computer vision and human-computer interaction. A part of this can be the recognition of movements in which the two hands move simultaneously to do something or imply a meaning. We present a Bayesian network for fusing hidden Markov models in order to recognise a bimanual movement. A bimanual movement is tracked and segmented by a tracking algorithm. Hidden Markov models are assigned to the segments in order to learn and recognize the partial movement within each segment. A Bayesian network fuses the HMMs in order to perceive the movement of the two hands as a single entity.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:belief networks; computer vision; gesture recognition; hidden Markov models; human computer interaction; image segmentation;
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital video
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Funders:Enterprise Ireland
ID Code:243
Deposited On:06 Mar 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 06 May 2010 15:39

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