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In Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research

OBJECTIVE : To improve the accuracy of acupuncture manipulation modeling and inheritance, this article explores the feasibility of automatically classifying "twirling" and "lifting and thrusting", two basic acupuncture manipulations in science of acupuncture and moxibustion, with the computer vision technology.

METHODS : A hybrid deep learning network model was designed based on 3D convolutional neural network and long-short term memory neural network to extract the spatial-temporal features of video frame sequences, which were then input into the classifier for classification.

RESULTS : The model discriminated between "twirling" and "lifting and thrusting" manipulations in 200 videos, with the training and verification accuracy reaching up to 95.4% and 95.3%, respectively.

CONCLUSION : This computer vision-based acupuncture manipulation classification system provides an effective way for the data extraction and inheritance of acupuncture manipulations.

Tu Tao, Su Ye-Hao, Su Chong, Wang Lei, Zhao Ya-Nan, Chen Jie


3D convolutional neural network, Acupuncture manipulations, Computer vision, Deep learning, Long-short term memory network