A concise tutorial on human motion tracking and recognition with Microsoft Kinect

Zhao W B

Sci China Inf Sci, 2016, 59(9): 093101

This paper provides a concise tutorial on the Microsoft Kinect technology and the state of art research on human motion tracking and recognition with Microsoft Kinect. A pre-requisite for human motion recognition is feature extraction. There are two types of feature extraction methods: skeleton joint based, and depth/color image based. Given a set of feature vectors, a motion could be recognized using machine learning, direct comparison, or rule-based methods. We also outline future research directions on the Kinect technology.
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