Proceedings Abstracts of the Twenty-Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Model-Based Deep Hand Pose Estimation / 2421
Xingyi Zhou, Qingfu Wan, Wei Zhang, Xiangyang Xue, Yichen Wei

Previous learning based hand pose estimation methods does not fully exploit the prior information in hand model geometry. Instead, they usually rely a separate model fitting step to generate valid hand poses. Such a post processing is inconvenient and sub-optimal. In this work, we propose a model based deep learning approach that adopts a forward kinematics based layer to ensure the geometric validity of estimated poses. For the first time, we show that embedding such a non-linear generative process in deep learning is feasible for hand pose estimation. Our approach is verified on challenging public datasets and achieves state-of-the-art performance.