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Human Activity Recognition using Resnet-34 Model

Akansha Abrol; Anisha Sharma; Kritika Karnic; Raju Ranjan

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Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication(BEIESP)

Activity recognition has been an emerging field of research since the past few decades. Humans have the ability to recognize activities from a number of observations in their surroundings. These observations are used in several areas like video surveillance, health sectors, gesture detection, energy conservation, fall detection systems and many more. Sensor based approaches like accelerometer, gyroscope, etc., have been discussed with its advantages and disadvantages. There are different ways of using sensors in a smartly controlled environment. A step-by-step procedure is followed in this paper to build a human activity recognizer. A general architecture of the Resnet model is explained first along with a description of its workflow. Convolutional neural network which is capable of classifying different activities is trained using the kinetic dataset which includes more than 400 classes of activities. The videos last around tenth of a second. The Resnet-34 model is used for image classification of convolutional neural networks and it provides shortcut connections which resolves the problem of vanishing gradient. The model is trained and tested successfully giving a satisfactory result by recognizing over 400 human actions. Finally, some open problems are presented which should be addressed in future research.

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