Plantar Pressure Data Based Gait Recognition by Using Long Short-Term Memory Network

  • Xiaopeng Li
  • Yuqing He
  • Xiaodian Zhang
  • Qian Zhao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10996)


As a kind of continuous time series, plantar pressure data contains rich contact of time information which has not been fully utilized in existing gait recognition methods. In this paper, we proposed a new gait recognition method based on plantar pressure data with a Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) network. By normalization and dimensionality reduction, the raw pressure data was converted to feature tensor. Then we feed the LSTM network with the feature tensors and implement classification recognition. We collected data from 93 subjects of different age groups, and each subjects was collected 10 sets of pressure data. The experiment results turn out that our LSTM network can get high classification accuracy and performs better than CNN model and many traditional methods.


Gait recognition LSTM Plantar pressure data 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaopeng Li
    • 1
  • Yuqing He
    • 1
  • Xiaodian Zhang
    • 1
  • Qian Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Photoelectronic Imaging Technology and System, Ministry of Education of China, School of OptoelectronicsBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina

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