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Unconstrained face detection and recognition based on RGB-D camera for the visually impaired
Author(s): Xiangdong Zhao; Kaiwei Wang; Kailun Yang; Weijian Hu
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Paper Abstract

It is highly important for visually impaired people (VIP) to be aware of human beings around themselves, so correctly recognizing people in VIP assisting apparatus provide great convenience. However, in classical face recognition technology, faces used in training and prediction procedures are usually frontal, and the procedures of acquiring face images require subjects to get close to the camera so that frontal face and illumination guaranteed. Meanwhile, labels of faces are defined manually rather than automatically. Most of the time, labels belonging to different classes need to be input one by one. It prevents assisting application for VIP with these constraints in practice. In this article, a face recognition system under unconstrained environment is proposed. Specifically, it doesn’t require frontal pose or uniform illumination as required by previous algorithms. The attributes of this work lie in three aspects. First, a real time frontal-face synthesizing enhancement is implemented, and frontal faces help to increase recognition rate, which is proved with experiment results. Secondly, RGB-D camera plays a significant role in our system, from which both color and depth information are utilized to achieve real time face tracking which not only raises the detection rate but also gives an access to label faces automatically. Finally, we propose to use neural networks to train a face recognition system, and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is applied to pre-refine the input data. This system is expected to provide convenient help for VIP to get familiar with others, and make an access for them to recognize people when the system is trained enough.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10225, Eighth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2016), 1022509 (8 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2266122
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Xiangdong Zhao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Kaiwei Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Kailun Yang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Weijian Hu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10225:
Eighth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2016)
Yulin Wang; Tuan D. Pham; Vit Vozenilek; David Zhang; Yi Xie, Editor(s)

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