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Author(s)*:Helten, Thomas
BibTeX citekey*:Helten2013_PhDThesis

Title, School
Title*:Processing and Tracking Human Motions Using Optical, Inertial, and Depth Sensors
School:Universität des Saarlandes
Type of Thesis*:Doctoral dissertation

Publishers Name:Saarländische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
Publishers Address:Saarbrücken, Germany

Note, Abstract, Copyright
LaTeX Abstract:The processing of human motion data constitutes an important strand of research with many applications

in computer animation, sport science and medicine. Currently, there exist various systems for recording
human motion data that employ sensors of different modalities such as optical, inertial and
depth sensors. Each of these sensor modalities have intrinsic advantages and disadvantages that
make them suitable for capturing specific aspects of human motions as, for example, the overall
course of a motion, the shape of the human body, or the kinematic properties of motions.
In this thesis, we contribute with algorithms that exploit the respective strengths of these
different modalities for comparing, classifying, and tracking human motion in various scenarios.
First, we show how our proposed techniques can be employed, \textit{e.\,g.}, for real-time motion reconstruction
using efficient cross-modal retrieval techniques. Then, we discuss a practical application of inertial sensors-based
features to the classification of trampoline motions. As a further contribution,
we elaborate on estimating the human body shape from depth data with applications to personalized motion tracking.
Finally, we introduce methods to stabilize a depth tracker in challenging situations such as in presence of occlusions.
Here, we exploit the availability of complementary inertial-based sensor information.

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Referees, Status, Dates
1. Referee:Meinard Müller
2. Referee:Christian Theobalt
Supervisor:Meinard Müller
Location of Lecture:Room 019, MPI Informatik, Campus E1.4, Saarbrücken, Germany
Date Kolloquium:13 December 2013
Chair Kolloquium:Hans-Peter Seidel

MPG Unit:Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
MPG Subunit:Computer Graphics Group
Audience:experts only
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BibTeX Entry:
AUTHOR = {Helten, Thomas},
TITLE = {Processing and Tracking Human Motions Using Optical, Inertial, and Depth Sensors},
PUBLISHER = {Saarländische Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek},
SCHOOL = {Universit{\"a}t des Saarlandes},
YEAR = {2013},
TYPE = {Doctoral dissertation}
ADDRESS = {Saarbr{\"u}cken, Germany},
MONTH = {October},

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