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Human Gait Recognition: A Deep Learning and Best Feature Selection Framework

Asif Mehmood1, Muhammad Attique Khan2, Usman Tariq3, Chang-Won Jeong4, Yunyoung Nam5,*, Reham R. Mostafa6, Amira ElZeiny7

1 Department of Computer Science, COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Campus, 47080, Pakistan
2 Department of Computer Science, HITEC University Taxila, Taxila, 47040, Pakistan
3 College of Computer Engineering and Sciences, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Khraj, Saudi Arabia
4 Medical Convergence Research Center, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea
5 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Soonchunhyang University, Asan, Korea
6 Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computers and Information Sciences, Mansoura University, Mansoura, 35516, Egypt
7 Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computers and Information, Damietta University, Damietta, Egypt

* Corresponding Author: Yunyoung Nam. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Recent Advances in Deep Learning, Information Fusion, and Features Selection for Video Surveillance Application)

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 70(1), 343-360.


Background—Human Gait Recognition (HGR) is an approach based on biometric and is being widely used for surveillance. HGR is adopted by researchers for the past several decades. Several factors are there that affect the system performance such as the walking variation due to clothes, a person carrying some luggage, variations in the view angle. Proposed—In this work, a new method is introduced to overcome different problems of HGR. A hybrid method is proposed or efficient HGR using deep learning and selection of best features. Four major steps are involved in this work-preprocessing of the video frames, manipulation of the pre-trained CNN model VGG-16 for the computation of the features, removing redundant features extracted from the CNN model, and classification. In the reduction of irrelevant features Principal Score and Kurtosis based approach is proposed named PSbK. After that, the features of PSbK are fused in one materix. Finally, this fused vector is fed to the One against All Multi Support Vector Machine (OAMSVM) classifier for the final results. Results—The system is evaluated by utilizing the CASIA B database and six angles 00°, 18°, 36°, 54°, 72°, and 90° are used and attained the accuracy of 95.80%, 96.0%, 95.90%, 96.20%, 95.60%, and 95.50%, respectively. Conclusion—The comparison with recent methods show the proposed method work better.


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A. Mehmood, M. Attique Khan, U. Tariq, C. Jeong, Y. Nam et al., "Human gait recognition: a deep learning and best feature selection framework," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 70, no.1, pp. 343–360, 2022.


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