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We present a new real-time hand tracking system based on a single depth camera. The system can accurately reconstruct complex hand poses across a variety of subjects. It also allows for robust tracking, rapidly recovering from any temporary failures. Most uniquely, our tracker is highly flexible, dramatically improving upon previous approaches which have(More)
Over the past few years researchers have been investigating the enhancement of visual tracking performance by devising trackers that simultaneously make use of several different features. In this paper we investigate the combination of synchronous visual trackers that use different features while treating the trackers as “black boxes”. That is, instead of(More)
This paper addresses the “boundary ownership” problem, also known as the figure/ground assignment problem. Estimating boundary ownerships is a key step in perceptual organization: it allows higher-level processing to be applied on non-accidental shapes corresponding to figural regions. Existing methods for estimating the boundary ownerships(More)
A major issue with Time of Flight sensors is the presence of multipath interference. We present Sparse Reflections Analysis (SRA), an algorithm for removing this interference which has two main advantages. First, it allows for very general forms of multipath, including interference with three or more paths, diffuse multipath resulting from Lambertian(More)
For the past few years researches have been investigating enhancing tracking performance by combining several different tracking algorithms. We propose an analytically justified, probabilistic framework to combine multiple tracking algorithms. The separate tracking algorithms considered output a probability distribution function of the tracked state,(More)
Kernel-based trackers aggregate image features within the support of a kernel (a mask) regardless of their spatial structure. These trackers spatially fit the kernel (usually in location and in scale) such that a function of the aggregate is optimized. We propose a kernel-based visual tracker that exploits the constancy of color and the presence of color(More)
  • Ido Leichter
  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine…
  • 2012
Cross-bin metrics have been shown to be more suitable than bin-by-bin metrics for measuring the distance between histograms in various applications. In particular, a visual tracker that minimizes the earth mover's distance (EMD) between the candidate and reference feature histograms has recently been proposed. This tracker was shown to be more robust than(More)
In this paper we propose a new method that addresses the problem of tracking the bitmap (silhouette) of an object in a video under very general conditions. We assume a general target, possibly non rigid, with no prior information except initialization. The target, as well as the background, may change its appearance over time and the camera may move(More)
This paper addresses the problem of visual tracking under very general conditions: a possibly non-rigid target whose appearance may drastically change over time; general camera motion; a 3D scene; and no a priori information except initialization. This is in contrast to the vast majority of trackers which rely on some limited model in which, for example,(More)