Pose Estimation with TensorFlow.js

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This project is part of the liveProject series Human Pose Estimation with TensorFlow.js and React
basics of JavaScript • basics of HTML • basics of React • basics of TensorFlow.js • basics of machine learning and web development
skills learned
creating new modules within a React app • cleaning up the data • preparing data for training
Andrej Baranovskij
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject you’ll use human pose data and TensorFlow.JS’s PoseNet to build and train a machine learning model that can recognize workout exercises. This model will record and recognize the workout session of a user, to be logged for future comparison. You’ll need to prepare data structures for the TensorFlow.js Dataset API, and execute one-hot-encoding with a simple mapping function. You’ll also define model architecture using the TensorFlow.js sequential API, and train your model using the fitDataset method. You’ll finish up by saving your trained model in local browser storage to allow for model reuse.
This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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project author

Andrej Baranovskij
Andrej Baranovskij is a TensorFlow-certified developer who runs his own machine learning startup company Katana ML. Andrej is responsible for building machine learning products for enterprise operations automation. Previously, he spent 15 years working with Oracle technology and building various enterprise systems across the globe. His software development experience allows to bridge a gap between machine learning and software development.


This liveProject is for both web developers and machine learning engineers. Web developers experienced with JavaScript will learn how to integrate TensorFlow into their applications, while ML engineers will be interested in developing their skills for user interfaces.

  • Basics of JavaScript
  • Basics of HTML
  • Basics of Node.js, NPM, and Yarn
  • Basics of React
  • Basics of TensorFlow.js
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Basics of machine learning
  • Basics of web development with HTML/JavaScript

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn how to prepare data, build a machine learning model, and save it for reuse. All of this will be done with JavaScript in the browser.

  • Creating new modules within a React app
  • Collecting and processing human pose data stream
  • Cleaning up the data, by removing pose data with low score
  • Preparing data for training
  • Constructing model architecture and building the model
  • Training model with TensorFlow.js fitDataset method
  • Saving the trained model for reuse
  • Displaying notifications to the app user


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