Pose-based Deep Gait Recognition
Human gait or walking manner is a biometric feature that allows identification of a person when other biometric features such as the face or iris are not visible. In this study, the authors present a new pose-based convolutional neural network model for gait recognition. Unlike many methods that consider the full-height silhouette of a moving person, they consider the motion of points in the areas around human joints. To extract motion information, they estimate the optical flow between consecutive frames. They propose a deep convolutional model that computes pose-based gait descriptors. They compare different network architectures and aggregation methods and experimentally assess various body parts to determine which are the most important for gait recognition. In addition, they investigate the generalisation ability of the developed algorithms by transferring them between datasets. The results of these experiments show that their approach outperforms state-of-the-art methods.