Ensemble learning for Skeleton-based body mass index classification

Beom Kwon, Sanghoon Lee

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In this study, we performed skeleton-based body mass index (BMI) classification by developing a unique ensemble learning method for human healthcare. Traditionally, anthropometric features, including the average length of each body part and average height, have been utilized for this kind of classification. Average values are generally calculated for all frames because the length of body parts and the subject height vary over time, as a result of the inaccuracy in pose estimation. Thus, traditionally, anthropometric features are measured over a long period. In contrast, we controlled the window used to measure anthropometric features over short/mid/long-term periods. This approach enables our proposed ensemble model to obtain robust and accurate BMI classification results. To produce final results, the proposed ensemble model utilizes multiple k-nearest neighbor classifiers trained using anthropometric features measured over several different time periods. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed model, we evaluated it using a public dataset. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed model achieves state-of-the-art performance when compared with benchmark methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7812
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding: This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korea Government (Ministry of Science and ICT, MSIT) under Grant NRF-2020R1A2C3011697.

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© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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