AdaFuse: Adaptive Multiview Fusion for Accurate Human Pose Estimation in the Wild

26 Oct 2020  ·  Zhe Zhang, Chunyu Wang, Weichao Qiu, Wenhu Qin, Wenjun Zeng ·

Occlusion is probably the biggest challenge for human pose estimation in the wild. Typical solutions often rely on intrusive sensors such as IMUs to detect occluded joints. To make the task truly unconstrained, we present AdaFuse, an adaptive multiview fusion method, which can enhance the features in occluded views by leveraging those in visible views. The core of AdaFuse is to determine the point-point correspondence between two views which we solve effectively by exploring the sparsity of the heatmap representation. We also learn an adaptive fusion weight for each camera view to reflect its feature quality in order to reduce the chance that good features are undesirably corrupted by ``bad'' views. The fusion model is trained end-to-end with the pose estimation network, and can be directly applied to new camera configurations without additional adaptation. We extensively evaluate the approach on three public datasets including Human3.6M, Total Capture and CMU Panoptic. It outperforms the state-of-the-arts on all of them. We also create a large scale synthetic dataset Occlusion-Person, which allows us to perform numerical evaluation on the occluded joints, as it provides occlusion labels for every joint in the images. The dataset and code are released at

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Task Dataset Model Metric Name Metric Value Global Rank Uses Extra
Training Data
Result Benchmark
3D Human Pose Estimation Human3.6M AdaFuse Average MPJPE (mm) 19.5 # 8
Using 2D ground-truth joints No # 2
Multi-View or Monocular Multi-View # 1
3D Human Pose Estimation Panoptic AdaFuse Average MPJPE (mm) 13.55 # 2
3D Human Pose Estimation Total Capture AdaFuse Average MPJPE (mm) 19.2 # 1