Probabilistic LMA-based classification of human behaviour understanding using Power Spectrum technique

Kamrad Khoshhal, Hadi Aliakbarpour, João Quintas, Paulo Drews, Jorge Dias

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This paper proposes a new approach for the Power Spectrum (PS)-based feature extraction applied to probabilistic Laban Movement Analysis (LMA), for the sake of human behaviour understanding. A Bayesian network is presented to understand human action and behaviour based on 3D spatial data and using the LMA concept which is a known human movement descriptor. We have two steps for the classification process. The first step is estimating LMA parameters which are built to describe human motion situation by using some low level features. Then by having these parameters, it is possible to classify different human actions and behaviours. Here, a sample of using 3D acceleration data of six body parts to obtain some LMA parameters and understand some performed actions by human is shown. A new approach is applied to extract features from a signal data such as acceleration using the PS technique to achieve some of LMA parameters. A number of actions are defined, then a Bayesian network is used in learning and classification process. The experimental results prove that the proposed method is able to classify actions.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication13th Conference on Information Fusion, Fusion 2010
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9780982443811
StatePublished - 2010

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Name13th Conference on Information Fusion, Fusion 2010


  • Action recognition
  • Bayesian network
  • Human behaviour understanding
  • Laban movement analysis
  • Power spectrum technique


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