3D Model-based hand tracking using stochastic direct search method

John Y. Lin*, Ying Wu, Thomas S. Huang

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Abstract

Tracking the articulated hand motion in a video sequence is a challenging problem in which the main difficulty arises from the complexity of searching for an optimal motion estimate in a high dimensional configuration space induced by the articulated motion. Considering that the complexities of this problem may be reduced by learning the lower dimensional manifold of the articulation motion in the configuration space, we propose a new representation for the non-linear manifold of the articulated motion, with a stochastic simplex algorithm that facilitates very efficient search. Contrary to traditional methods of representing the manifolds through clustering and transition matrix construction, we maintain the set of all training samples. To perform the search of best matching configuration with respect to the input image, we combine sequential Monte Carlo technique with the Nelder-Mead simplex search which is efficient and effective when the gradient is not readily accessible. This new approach has been successfully applied to hand tracking and our experiments show the efficiency and robustness of our algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Sixth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition FGR 2004
Pages693-698
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2004
EventProceedings - Sixth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition FGR 2004 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 17 2004May 19 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - Sixth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition

Other

OtherProceedings - Sixth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition FGR 2004
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period5/17/045/19/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lin, J. Y., Wu, Y., & Huang, T. S. (2004). 3D Model-based hand tracking using stochastic direct search method. In Proceedings - Sixth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition FGR 2004 (pp. 693-698). (Proceedings - Sixth IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition). https://doi.org/10.1109/AFGR.2004.1301615