Gait Recognition for Co-Existing Multiple People Using Millimeter Wave Sensing

  • Zhen Meng Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Song Fu Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Jie Yan Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Hongyuan Liang Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Anfu Zhou Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Shilin Zhu University of California San Diego
  • Huadong Ma Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Jianhua Liu OPPO Co. Ltd.
  • Ning Yang OPPO Co. Ltd.

Abstract

Gait recognition, i.e., recognizing persons from their walking postures, has found versatile applications in security check, health monitoring, and novel human-computer interaction. The millimeter-wave (mmWave) based gait recognition represents the most recent advance. Compared with traditional camera-based solutions, mmWave based gait recognition bears unique advantages of being still effective under non-line-of-sight scenarios, such as in black, weak light, or blockage conditions. Moreover, they are able to accomplish person identification while preserving privacy. Currently, there are only few works in mmWave gait recognition, since no public data set is available. In this paper, we build a first-of-its-kind mmWave gait data set, in which we collect gait of 95 volunteers 'seen' from two mmWave radars in two different scenarios, which together lasts about 30 hours. Using the data set, we propose a novel deep-learning driven mmWave gait recognition method called mmGaitNet, and compare it with five state-of-the-art algorithms. We find that mmGaitNet is able to achieve 90% accuracy for single-person scenarios, 88% accuracy for five co-existing persons, while the existing methods achieve less than 66% accuracy for both scenarios.

Published
2020-04-03
Section
AAAI Technical Track: Applications