Multi-view 3D human pose reconstruction based on spatial confidence point group for jump analysis in figure skating

Limao Tian, Xina Cheng*, Masaaki Honda, Takeshi Ikenaga

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Competitive figure skaters perform successful jumps with critical parameters, which are valuable for jump analysis in athlete training. Driven by recent computer vision applications, recovering 3D pose of figure skater to obtain the meaningful variables has become increasingly important. However, conventional works have suffered from getting 3D information based on the corresponding 2D information directly or leaving the specificity of sports out of consideration. Issues such as self-occlusion, abnormal pose, limitation of venue and so on will result in poor results. Motivated by these problems, this paper proposes a multi-task architecture based on a calibrated multi-camera system to facilitate jointly 3D jump pose of figure skater. The proposed methods consist of three key components: Likelihood distribution and temporal smoothness- based discrete probability points selection filter out the most valuable 2D information; Multi-perspective and combinations unification-based large-scale venue 3D reconstruction is proposed to deal with the multi-camera; multi-constraint-based human skeleton estimation decides the final 3D coordinate from the candidates. This work is proved can be applied to 3D animated display and motion capture of the figure skating competition. The success rate of the independent joint is: 93.38% of 70 mm error range, 92.57% of 50 mm error range and 91.55% of 30 mm error range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)865-879
Number of pages15
JournalComplex and Intelligent Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Feb


  • 3D human pose reconstruction
  • 3D motion capture
  • Binocular reconstruction
  • Jump analysis in figure skating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Computational Mathematics


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