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Method and Apparatus for Estimating Body Shape

2018

Miscellaneous

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A system and method of estimating the body shape of an individual from input data such as images or range maps. The body may appear in one or more poses captured at different times and a consistent body shape is computed for all poses. The body may appear in minimal tight-fitting clothing or in normal clothing wherein the described method produces an estimate of the body shape under the clothing. Clothed or bare regions of the body are detected via image classification and the fitting method is adapted to treat each region differently. Body shapes are represented parametrically and are matched to other bodies based on shape similarity and other features. Standard measurements are extracted using parametric or non-parametric functions of body shape. The system components support many applications in body scanning, advertising, social networking, collaborative filtering and Internet clothing shopping.

Author(s): Black, M. J. and Balan, A. and Weiss, A. and Sigal, L. and Loper, M. and St Clair, T.
Year: 2018
Month: June

Department(s): Perceiving Systems
Research Project(s): Bodies from RGB-D
Bibtex Type: Miscellaneous (misc)
Paper Type: Patent

Note: U.S.~Patent 10,002,460

Links: Google Patents

BibTex

@misc{Black:PCT:2009,
  title = {Method and Apparatus for Estimating Body Shape},
  author = {Black, M. J. and Balan, A. and Weiss, A. and Sigal, L. and Loper, M. and St Clair, T.},
  month = jun,
  year = {2018},
  note = {U.S.~Patent 10,002,460},
  month_numeric = {6}
}