Many gait recognition methods use silhouettes as a feature due to their simplicity and effectiveness. However, silhouette-based gait recognition algorithms have the drawback of performance degradation when the silhouette images are corrupted. To solve this problem, this paper proposes a new gait representationmethod by emphasizing the noise-free silhouettes while suppressing the corrupted ones. The probabilistic support vector machine (PSVM) is employed to weigh the silhouette images according to quality and to construct a new gait representation for robust recognition. Experiments are conducted with the CASIA and SOTON databases, and the proposed method makes silhouette-based gait recognition as reliable biometrics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Media Technology
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Networks and Communications