Documenting Motion Sequences: Development of a Personalized Annotation System

Publication Type:

Journal Article


K. Kahol, P. Tripathi, S. Panchanathan


IEEE Multimedia Magazine, Volume 13, p.37-45 (2006)


We present a novel technique for motion annotation that adapts to a person’s style and vocabulary of basic movements (gestures). The system segments continuous motion sequences into gestures, which it then documents in a personalized annotation with an intuitive hierarchical representation. Initial testing suggests that software based on this technique could be an effective teaching aid for dance and sports.


Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan

Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan

Director, National Science Foundation