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Publication - Dr Tilo Burghardt

    Who Goes There? Exploiting Silhouettes and Wearable Signals for Subject Identification in Multi-Person Environments

    Citation

    Masullo, A, Burghardt, T, Damen, D, Perrett, T & Mirmehdi, M, 2019, ‘Who Goes There? Exploiting Silhouettes and Wearable Signals for Subject Identification in Multi-Person Environments’.

    Abstract

    The re-identification of people in private environments is a rather complicated task, not only from a technical standpoint but also for the ethical issues connected to it. The lack of a privacy-sensitive technology to monitor specific individuals prevents the uptake of assistive systems, for example in Ambient Assisted Living and health monitoring applications. Our approach adopts a deep learning multimodal framework to match silhouette video clips and accelerometer signals to identify and re-identify the subjects of interest within a multi-person environment. Brief sequences, which may be as short as only 3 seconds, are encoded within a latent space where simple Euclidean distance can be used to discriminate the matching. Identities are only revealed in terms of accelerometer carriers, and the use of silhouettes instead of RGB signals helps to ring-fence privacy concerns. We train our method on the SPHERE Calorie Dataset, for which we show an average area under the ROC curve of 76.3%. We also propose a novel triplet loss for which we demonstrate improving performances and convergence speeds.

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