Real-time robust face tracking for driver monitoring

Nuevo, Jesús; Bergasa, Luis M.; Sotelo, Miguel Ángel; Ocaña, Manuel
Year: 2006
Type of Publication: In Proceedings
Keywords: active appearance model; active illumination; computer vision; driver alertness monitoring system; driver monitoring; fitting algorithm; real-time robust face tracking; tracking system; computer vision; computerised monitoring; driver information systems; face recog
Book title: Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, 2006. ITSC '06. IEEE
Pages: 1346 -1351
Month: sept.
ISBN: 1-4244-0093-7
DOI: 10.1109/ITSC.2006.1707410
In this paper we present an active appearance model and a fitting algorithm to track a driver's face, as a component for a driver alertness monitoring system. The proposed method represents some improvements respecting a previous prototype developed by the authors, based on computer vision using active illumination. We test the tracker under different conditions where our previous tracking system fails or exhibits poor performance, such as changing light conditions, occlusions, daylight or drivers wearing glasses. The algorithm is very efficient and able to run in real-time. Some experimental results and conclusions are presented
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