Attention-Driven Body Pose Encoding for Human Activity Recognition

09/29/2020 ∙ by B Debnath, et al. ∙ 3

This article proposes a novel attention-based body pose encoding for human activity recognition that presents a enriched representation of body-pose that is learned. The enriched data complements the 3D body joint position data and improves model performance. In this paper, we propose a novel approach that learns enhanced feature representations from a given sequence of 3D body joints. To achieve this encoding, the approach exploits 1) a spatial stream which encodes the spatial relationship between various body joints at each time point to learn spatial structure involving the spatial distribution of different body joints 2) a temporal stream that learns the temporal variation of individual body joints over the entire sequence duration to present a temporally enhanced representation. Afterwards, these two pose streams are fused with a multi-head attention mechanism. translation. We also capture the contextual information from the RGB video stream using a Inception-ResNet-V2 model combined with a multi-head attention and a bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) network. performance is enhanced through the multi-head attention mechanism. Finally, the RGB video stream is combined with the fused body pose stream to give a novel end-to-end deep model for effective human activity recognition.

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