A Semantic Occlusion Model for Human Pose Estimation from a Single Depth image

Umer Rafi, J├╝rgen Gall, Bastian Leibe
CVPR ChaLearn Looking at People Workshop(Chalearn'15)

Human pose estimation from depth data has made significant progress in recent years and commercial sensors estimate human poses in real-time. However, state-of-theart methods fail in many situations when the humans are partially occluded by objects. In this work, we introduce a semantic occlusion model that is incorporated into a regression forest approach for human pose estimation from depth data. The approach exploits the context information of occluding objects like a table to predict the locations of occluded joints. In our experiments on synthetic and real data, we show that our occlusion model increases the joint estimation accuracy and outperforms the commercial Kinect 2 SDK for occluded joints.

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