April 24, 2022 Computer Vision

Forward Propagation, Backward Regression and Pose Association for Hand Tracking in the Wild

  • 53 minutes
  • Mingzhen Huang, Supreeth Narasimhaswamy, Saif Vazir, Haibin Ling, Minh Hoai

  • CVPR 2022
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Abstract

We propose HandLer, a novel convolutional architecture that can jointly detect and track hands online in unconstrained videos. HandLer is based on Cascade-RCNN with additional three novel stages. The first stage is Forward Propagation, where the features from frame t-1 are propagated to frame t based on previously detected hands and their estimated motion. The second stage is the Detection and Backward Regression, which uses outputs from the forward propagation to detect hands for frame t and their relative offset in frame t-1. The third stage uses an offthe-shelf human pose method to link any fragmented hand tracklets. We train the forward propagation and backward regression and detection stages end-to-end together with the other Cascade-RCNN components. To train and evaluate HandLer, we also contribute YouTube-Hand, the first challenging large-scale dataset of unconstrained videos annotated with hand locations and their trajectories. Experiments on this dataset and other benchmarks show that HandLer outperforms the existing state-of-the-art tracking algorithms by a large margin. Code and data are available at https://vision.cs. stonybrook.edu/˜mingzhen/handler/

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  • 53 minutes
  • Mingzhen Huang, Supreeth Narasimhaswamy, Saif Vazir, Haibin Ling, Minh Hoai

  • CVPR 2022
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