Probability-Induced Distance-Based Gesture Matching for Health care Using Microsoft’s Kinect Sensor

  • Monalisa PalEmail author
  • Sriparna Saha
  • Amit Konar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 518)


Detection of 14 healthcare-related gestures due to pain at different body parts is the target area of this work using Kinect sensor. The novelty of our work lies in suppressing the problem of compensation by the use of probability while using similarity matching technique for gesture recognition. The adopted method enhances the matching accuracy for all the similarity measures. A shared probability and similarity measure-based metric has been defined as the matching index. This unique technique contributes to field of health care under static gesture recognition as an application of machine learning with a high accuracy of 99.1071% in 0.0126 s using probability-induced city-block distance.


Distance matching Health care Kinect sensor Probability 



The research work is supported by the University Grants Commission, India, University with Potential for Excellence Program (Phase II) in Cognitive Science, Jadavpur University and University Grants Commission (UGC) for providing fellowship to the second author.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electronics & Tele-Communication Engineering DepartmentJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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