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New approach to obtain height measurements from video
Author(s): Antonio Criminisi; Andrew Zisserman; Luc J. Van Gool; Simon K. Bramble; David Compton
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a new measurement algorithm is presented which generates height measurements and their associated errors from a single known physical measurement in an image. The method draws on results from projective geometry and computer vision. A height measurement is obtained from each frame of the video. A `stereo like' correspondence between images is not required. Nor is any explicit camera calibration. The accuracy of the algorithm is demonstrated by a number of examples when ground truth is known. Finally, the height measurements and their variation are described for a person in motion. We draw attention to the uncertainty in heights associated with humans in motion, and the limitations of using this description for identification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3576, Investigation and Forensic Science Technologies, (4 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.334540
Show Author Affiliations
Antonio Criminisi, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew Zisserman, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
Luc J. Van Gool, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Simon K. Bramble, The Forensic Science Service (United Kingdom)
David Compton, The Forensic Science Service (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3576:
Investigation and Forensic Science Technologies
Kathleen Higgins, Editor(s)

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