Bogdan Kwolek

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Since falls are a major public health problem in an aging society, there is considerable demand for low-cost fall detection systems. One of the main reasons for non-acceptance of the currently available solutions by seniors is that the fall detectors using only inertial sensors generate too much false alarms. This means that some daily activities are(More)
We present a view independent algorithm for 3D human gait recognition. The identification of the person is achieved using motion data obtained by our markerless 3D motion tracking algorithm. We report its tracking accuracy using ground-truth data obtained by a markerbased motion capture system. The classification is done using SVM built on the proposed(More)
This paper presents the application of a kernel particle filter for 3D body tracking in a video stream acquired from a single uncalibrated camera. Using intensity-based and color-based cues as well as an articulated 3D body model with shape represented by cylinders, a real-time body tracking in monocular cluttered image sequences has been realized. The(More)
This paper presents a model-based technique for monocular tracking of the head pose using a non-calibrated camera. We use texture-mapped face images through the 3D head model as the data representation. The mapped data are compared to the model data via a similarity metric that expresses the likeness between the rendered and the reference images. The(More)
This paper proposes a new algorithm called soft partitioning particle swarm optimization (SPPSO), which performs video-based markerless human pose tracking by optimizing a fitness function in a 31-dimensional search space. The fitness function is based on foreground segmentation and edges. SPPSO divides the optimization into two stages that exploit the(More)
This paper proposes an algorithm for fall detection using a ceiling-mounted 3D depth camera. The lying pose is separated from common daily activities by a k-NN classifier, which was trained on features expressing head-floor distance, person area and shape's major length to width. In order to distinguish between intentional lying postures and accidental(More)