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Detecting humans: analysis and synthesis as a pattern recognition problem
Author(s): Pankaj Kumar; Kuntal Sengupta; Surenda Ranganath
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we address a few important image analysis problems, which are fundamental to the design of Perceptual User Interface. We use an inexpensive stationary desktop camera to collect the video streams and use them as input to the system. We present an algorithm for segmenting moving foreground object of interest from a complex, but stationary background. This algorithm can cope with illumination changes due to shadows, Automatic Exposure Correction and long term illumination changes in the environment. The segmentation is done real time and works well for both indoor and outdoor scenes. The detected foreground is recognized as human being based on head shoulder profile.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4067, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2000, (30 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386673
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Pankaj Kumar, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Kuntal Sengupta, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Surenda Ranganath, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4067:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2000
King N. Ngan; Thomas Sikora; Ming-Ting Sun, Editor(s)

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