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Development of a bathroom watching system based on breath detection and silhouette extraction
Author(s): Tomofumi Nishiura; Masato Nakajima
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Paper Abstract

Sudden death in bathrooms is an important social problem in Japan. This paper proposes a bathroom watching system with the aim of detecting bathing people who are drowning. This system employs a fiber grating vision system and a color camera to detect breathing and the position of a bather, as well as to perform a self-diagnosis of the system operational state. The effectiveness of these functions was verified through experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6051, Optomechatronic Machine Vision, 60510Q (6 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.647688
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Tomofumi Nishiura, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Masato Nakajima, Keio Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6051:
Optomechatronic Machine Vision
Kazuhiko Sumi, Editor(s)

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